Oct 17th 2017

Location: Room for Books, 1st Floor, Northeast Randolph Street Side

As we contemplate this year’s Chicago Architectural Biennial theme, “Make New History,” it is important that we challenge narrow perspectives of history and celebrate the cultural institutions that are fostering a broader understanding.

For the discussion “The Role of the Arts and Cultural Spaces in Decolonizing Historical Narratives,” Sixty Inches From Center’s Jennifer Patiño Cervantes talks with the American Indian Center – Chicago’s Executive Director Heather Miller and Development Director Dave Spencer about the role of cultural spaces and the arts in challenging institutional erasure of history and preserving community. We will also hear about how urban space has shaped the history of the American Indian Center, how they provide a home for Chicago’s contemporary powwow dance culture, and how you can support their campaign for Indigenous People’s Day in Chicago.

This event is presented as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Photo courtesy of the American Indian Center.

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