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April 19, 2013: History Moves, a Teaching Heritage brown bag lunch by Jennifer Brier

2013.4.19 Jennifer Brier headshotJennifer Brier will talk about History Moves, a mobile and community-co-curated public history project she leads at the University of Illinois – Chicago. History Moves began from the idea that people, given the right tools and spaces, can interpret history and produce cultural forms that illuminate the individuals, communities, and organizations that have long been central to Chicago’s cultural fabric. But History Moves is not just a forum for community engaged history making, it is also a mobile gallery space that drives historical interpretation to new and underserved Chicago audiences.

In this talk, Brier will detail her collaborative work on History Moves, as a project that brings public history into direct and sustained conversation with the fields of architectural and graphic design. She will also discuss how the team of faculty, students and staff at UIC has begun to design and prototype this innovative public space designed to be a regularly changing museum co-created with the city’s communities and able to cross the city’s neighborhood-lines.

Available for download as (.mp3, 52.1MB) or (.m4v 275.8MB).

Jennifer Brier is an Associate Professor in the Gender and Women’s Studies and History Departments at the University of Illinois at Chicago, specializing in U.S. LGBT history as well as the history of sexuality and gender. Brier is the author of Infectious Ideas: U.S. Political Response to the AIDS Crisis, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2009.

Between 2008 and 2011, Brier curated Out in Chicago, the Chicago History Museum’s exhibition on LGBT history in Chicago that ran from May 2011 to March 2012. She is currently at work on a major public history project called History Moves, a community-curated mobile gallery that will provide a space for Chicago-based community organizers and activists to share their histories with a wide audience.

Sponsored by the IAS Teaching Heritage Collaborative.

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