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To Keep, To Care, To Leave Behind.
A discussion on self and community archiving, self-preservation, and taking time in the present moment to consider the legacies we leave behind.
Tempestt Hazel is a curator, writer, and co-founder of Sixty Inches From Center, a Chicago-based arts publication and archiving initiative that has promoted and preserved the practices of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ artists, and artists with disabilities across the Midwest since 2010. Through her work at Sixty, Field Foundation, and other organizations, Tempestt has worked alongside artists, organizers, grantmakers, and cultural workers to explore solidarity economies, cooperative models, and values-based practices that are embedded at all levels of an organization.
She’s produced curatorial projects with University of North Texas, South Side Community Art Center, Terrain Exhibitions, Black Metropolis Research Consortium, Smart Museum of Art, and University of Chicago, among others. She’s published writings with Candor Arts, UChicago Press, Tremaine Foundation, Prospect.4, Alphawood Exhibitions, Haymarket Books, and Duke University, and in various exhibition catalogs and artist monographs. She’s the 2019 recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award from the Society of American Archivists