Sixty Inches From Center is a worker-led organization and publishing platform that produces collaborative projects about artists, archival practice, art history, and culture in Chicago and the Midwest. We are a collective of arts workers, writers, editors, artists, curators, librarians, and archivists who promote and prioritize the preservation of culture within Indigenous, diasporic, queer, and disability communities of our region.
We believe that the stories of artists, cultural workers, archivists, organizers, memory workers, and writers within Indigenous, diasporic, queer, and disability communities are essential to understanding history and creating inclusive 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.
Sixty Inches From Center officially launched on October 30, 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 Center here.
For general inquiries, event/project announcements, tips, or to send us love notes, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADMIN + EDITORS
Social Media Lead
Noa Micaela Fields
PHOTOGRAPHERS + ILLUSTRATORS
TRANSLATORS + TRANSCRIBERS
Transcriber, The Blackivists
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We welcome and accept nominations to our Board of Directors on a rolling basis. If you’re interested in learning more, click here.
Curator, Writer, Co-Founder at Sixty Inches From Center
Analú M. López
Photographer, Ayer Indigenous Studies Librarian at Newberry Library
Director of Planning & Human Capital, Department of Neurosurgery at Northwestern Hospital
Arts Administrator at Sixty Inches From Center