Asociación Communitaria de Conocimiento Descentralizada (ACCD) (Community Association of Decentralized Knowledge) aims to revive public memories of human rights struggles and radical cultures in Latinx neighborhoods in Chicago. This workshop, will be one in a series of pop-ups focused on the women, LGBTI people, and system-targeted youth, groups that are almost always excluded from the very civil rights struggles that they led.
Informed by Saidiya Hartman’s notions of critical fabulations and the historical frictions of Andres L Hernandez, ACCD attends to the unknowns, the silences, and the erasures. The goal is to learn the form of absence because we already co-exist with it. The workshop explores how art, music, fashion, movies and the built environment shape shared cultural memory in the community.