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For the past four years, Indigo Arts Alliance and the Center for the Study of Global Slavery at Smithsonian @nmaahc have collaborated on projects designed to reckon with the legacy of slavery and amplify histories of freedom and resistance. In 2021, Indigo Arts Alliance and Atlantic Black Box created the program ReMAPping New England: Memory, Art and Place, a historical recovery project aimed at inscribing effaced narratives both in the built environment and on a dynamic digital landscape in an effort to remember our communities in all their diversity, and radically shift public consciousness toward truth. #IndigoPoppin
The symposium aims to deeply engage artists and the arts in helping people and communities better understand and grapple with the history and legacies of slavery and forced migration in their lives today. By providing a platform to discuss and enact how art can be integrated with other forms of research and knowledge-making, Art in the Wake will explore the profound role of creative expression in uncovering buried histories and expanding and creating new archives.