Photographer + archivist looks back on a trip to meet and deliver supplies to the water protectors at Standing Rock.
Archivist + Archive Liaison E: firstname.lastname@example.org Analú María López is a Librarian, Archivist and Photographer living on Indigenous land that, along with the larger region, has always been home to Indigenous peoples, including the Council of the Three Fires: the Odawa, Ojibwe, and Potawatomi, the Illinois Confederacy: the Peoria and Kaskaskia, the Myaamia, the Wea, the Ho-Chunk, the Menominee, the Thakiwaki, the Meskwaki, the Kiikaapoi, and the Mascouten. We currently refer to this land as Chicago. Born and raised on the Southwest side of Chicago in the neighborhood of La Villita (Little Village), where she still resides, she is Guachichil/Xi’úi from San Luis Potosi, México. Interested in underrepresented Indigenous narratives dealing with identity, language, and decolonization she writes and creates photographic-based projects exploring these topics. She holds a Master of Library and Information Sciences with a certificate in Archives and Cultural Heritage Resources and Services from Dominican University and a Bachelor of Arts in Photography with a minor in Latin-American Studies from Columbia College Chicago. Currently, she works at the Newberry Library of Chicago as …
An archivist tête-à-tête with Stacie Williams and Analú López on the significance of and strategies for artists and activists to document their work.
In this archivist tête-à-tête, Stacie Williams and Analú López discuss why artists and activists should be the authors of their own stories.
The archivist behind #archivesforblacklives and A People’s Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland talks about sustainability and the individual and institution’s role in archiving difficult stories.
Projects and events to keep an eye out for from Sixty this spring.
Board of Directors Jennifer Patiño Cervantes, Writer, Poet, Librarian at University of Wisconsin, Madison; Manager of Operations + Archives/Co-founder at Sixty Inches From Center Tempestt Hazel, Curator, Writer, Co-Founder at Sixty Inches From Center Analú Maria López, Photographer, Ayer Indigenous Studies Librarian at Newberry Library Dawn Rose, Director of Planning & Human Capital, Department of Neurosurgery at Northwestern Hospital, and Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre Board of Directors Advisory Board Members Dawoud Bey – Photographer, writer, curator and educator at Columbia College Chicago Bob Blandford – Associate Professor of Visual Arts Management at Columbia College Chicago Jim Duignan – Founder and Director of The Stockyard Institute & educator at DePaul University Don Hall – Events Coordinator for WBEZ Andrew Huff – Founder of Gaper’s Block Faheem Majeed – Artist and former Director of Undergraduate Studies at UIC Department of Art & Architecture; former Director of the South Side Community Art Center Eric May – Artist, Director of Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center Crystal Pernell – Former Community Service Advisor at The University of Chicago Abraham Ritchie – Communications & Social Media at MCA Chicago, Former Editor of ArtSlant Chicago Angelique Williams-Power – President of The Field Foundation
A deeper dive into the discussion around the hashtags #ArchivesSoWhite and one archivist’s approach to working in the field…
Two panel discussions that consider how space, architecture, and art are all used together as tools for decolonizing narratives and also for uplifting and sometimes displacing communities.
It’s a big month for dance, poetry, and conferences–we’ve got that and the other exhibitions, performances, screenings, and talks you need to see this month.
A transcript of the keynote address delivered on August 6, 2020 for the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists.
Sixty Inches From Center is a collective of writers, editors, artists, curators, librarians, and archivists who publish writings and produce collaborative projects about artists, archival practice, and culture in the occupied lands known as Chicago and the Midwest. We believe that the stories of artists, cultural workers, archivists, organizers, memory workers, and writers within our communities (LGBTQ+, femme, BIPOC, diasporic, and disability) are essential for understanding history and creating future canons that align with the more liberated and just worlds that reflect our dreams and realities. Our stories need to be preserved and promoted simultaneously, so we work with local and national archives while providing platforms and capsules for the cultural practices of our people. Although we are collectively-run, Sixty Inches From Center is a 501(c)(3) organization that survives on the donations of our readers and loyal followers like you. Sixty Inches From Center officially launched on October 31, 2010. Check out photos from our day-long art ride from Hyde Park Art Center to Chicago Urban Arts Society, Elastic Arts Foundation, and South Side Community Art …