Videos

Exterior Landscapes, Interior Lives: On Photography and Mapping the Cultural Memory of the City 2022

 

Memory, imagination, and place are inextricably connected. This talk will present three public art, exhibition, and photo book projects that Njaimeh Njie has created to explore how the lived experiences of Black Pittsburgh residents are held within the landscape of the city. These will serve as a launching pad for thinking through the connections between shared space and shared stories, and what these mean for how we see ourselves, our present, and our futures in the places we call home.

Njaimeh Njie is a multimedia storyteller. Her photography, filmmaking, oral history, writing, and public artwork explore contemporary Black experiences, with a particular focus on how the past shapes the present. Njie’s work has been featured in outlets including CityLab and Belt Magazine, exhibited in spaces including the Carnegie Museum of Art and The Mattress Factory Museum, and she has presented at venues including TEDxPittsburghWomen, and Harvard University. Among several awards and grants, Njie was named the inaugural Edward Mitchell Bannister Artist-in-Residence at Brown University for 2021–22, and the 2019 Visual Artist of the Year by the Pittsburgh City Paper. Njie earned her B.A. in Film and Media Studies in 2010 from Washington University in St. Louis.

Creative Industries and Urban Development in Global Contexts: 2022 GAP Conference

 

Artivism as a Response to Tourism and Gentrification: An Analysis from Cultural Practices and Public Spaces in Barcelona” with Ricardo Klein

A Subtlety: Race-Making, Refinement, and Redevelopment in Brooklyn” with Amanda Boston

Pressure on People, People on Streets[1]: Creativity, Politics of Urban Public Space and Street Cultures” with Ligia Ferro

More information on the panelists can be found at https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/2022…

Creative Practice and New Narratives of Place by and with Youth (2022 GAP Conference Panel)

 

Presentations include:

HYPE Media: Reframing Narratives of School, Home(wood), and Black Girl Futures” with Khirsten Scott

Creating Black Creative Space: Additive & Subtractive Sculpting of Place” with Naomi Chambers

Gentrification, mentorship, and solidarity work: Centering healing by contextualizing lived-experiences for community art-making in the new “normal” with Gloria Talamantes

Art for Placemaking and Community Connections” with Alison Zapata

More information on the panelists can be found at https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/2022..

HCUAP Engagement’s Award for Partnerships of Distinction 2021

 

In 2021 Hemispheric Conversations Urban Art Project was selected as a recipient of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement’s Award for Partnerships of Distinction from The University of Pittsburgh.

HCUAP Engagement’s Award for Partnerships of Distinction 2021

 

In 2021 Hemispheric Conversations Urban Art Project was selected as a recipient of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement’s Award for Partnerships of Distinction from The University of Pittsburgh.

Vanka Murals Table Talk — Other Voices. Other Walls. Golden Cage Portfolio Project — February 2021

 

In collaboration with Hemispheric Conversations: Urban Art Project (HCUAP), the Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka is pleased to present this exploration of how artists are inspiring and influencing critical conversations in our community.

Vanka Murals Table Talk — Other Voices. Other Walls. Disrespecting the Border — January 2021

 

In collaboration with Hemispheric Conversations: Urban Art Project, the Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka is pleased to present programs exploring how artists are inspiring and influencing critical conversations in our world today.

Vanka Murals Table Talk — Other Voices. Other Walls.: Pachamama — Ecology & Transnational Muralism

 

Presentations by:
Victor Ayala, lead muralist for the “Pachamama” mural (Millvale)
Dr. Sylvia Rohr Samaniega, director of the University Art Gallery at the University of Pittsburgh and lead curator, Vanka Collection
Dr. Ricardo Klein, sociologist and cultural programmer, University of Valencia (Spain)

Marisol Villela Balderrama, PhD, History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh in progress

Dr. Caitlin Bruce, associate professor of Communications, University of Pittsburgh

Ricardo Klein. Resignificación del grafiti y el Street Art en tiempos de Covid (Barcelona,17/5/2020)

 

Ricardo Klein es sociólogo (Universidad de la República) y Doctor en Gestión de la Cultura y el Patrimonio por la Universidad de Barcelona. Actualmente es Profesor Lector en el Departamento de Sociología y Antropología Social de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de Valencia, donde imparte asignaturas relacionadas con la Sociología de la Cultura, las Políticas Culturales, la Metodología Cualitativa y la Teoría Sociológica. Es miembro del Centro de Estudios sobre Cultura, Poder e Identidades de la Universidad de Valencia. Es autor de diferentes estudios y artículos sobre políticas culturales, prácticas culturales en espacios públicos, ciudades y creatividad.

Este canal pertenece a la especialista en Gestión Cultural (Udelar) e investigadora, prof.ª María Noel Tenaglia.

Mustard Seed Faith (PGH Museums)

 

Welcome to the Manchester Growing Together Garden, home to one of Pittsburgh’s newest public art murals, “Mustard Seed Faith”. Join us as we speak to the artists and document the creation of this beautiful giant rooster and learn what it means to the community.

 

Special thanks to the artists, Shane Pilster and Max Gonzales, the garden, and Hemispheric Conversations Urban Art Project.

Original video post: https://www.facebook.com/PGHMuseums/videos/3427050270647284

Tutorials / Educational

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