What Does Community Curation Look Like?: A town hall about representing history, HIV, and justice

Thursday, January 16, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Inspired by On Curating's current issue, "What You Don't Know About AIDS Could Fill A Museum," this town hall is an opportunity to come listen, share, and explore questions around how can and could curators, writers, academics, artists, activists, and others engage in representing history, HIV, and justice. As part of the community conversation we will think about the ongoing epidemic, the impact of the past on the present, and the role that institutions like universities, archives and museums play in crafting narratives of social change over time.

Involved in the event will be On Curating editor Theodore (ted) Kerr, alongside artists, curators, and activists, including representations from Los Angeles Department of Public Health and Stories: The AIDS Monument. This event is jointly organized by ONE Archives at the USC Libraries and the ONE Archives Foundation.


Image: Charan Singh, Bench, 2016. Reproduced from "What You Don't Know About AIDS Could Fill A Museum," On Curating, Issue 42 (September 2019).