Hip hop & visual culture Wikipedia edit-a-thon

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Lewis Music Library, 14E-109 (Lewis Music Library)

Come hear visual artist and current Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellow at Harvard University's Hutchins Center Stacey Robinson talk about his work with Hip-Hop’s multimodal performance practice as activism at the intersection of shared knowledge. Stay and edit titles from WikiProject Hip Hop: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Hip_hop

More about the presenter: 

Stacey Robinson, is  the 2019-2020 Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellow at the Harvard University's Hutchins Center for African & African-American Research. He a visual artist, an Assistant Professor of graphic design at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. As a Arthur A. Schomburg fellow, he completed his Masters of Fine Art at the University at Buffalo. His multimedia work discusses ideas of “Black Utopias” as decolonized spaces of peace by considering Black affluent, self-sustaining communities, Black protest movements, and the arts that document(ed) them.

As the collaborative team “Black Kirby” with artist John Jennings, he creates graphic novels, gallery exhibitions and lectures that deconstruct the work of comic book creator Jack Kirby to re-imagine resistance spaces inspired by Black diasporic cultures.

His latest graphic novel, ‘I Am Alfonso Jones’ with writer Tony Medina is available from Lee & Low books.



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