October 24: Kamau Ware’s Origin Stories

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JHU’s Program in Museums and Society presents

Kamau Ware’s Origin Stories
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Charles Commons, East Room #304 (Please use the 33rd St. entrance)

Artist and Historian Kamau Ware is the creator of the Black Gotham Experience, an immersive visual storytelling project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City. Established in 2010, Black Gotham Experience reimagines the histories of the places directly impacted by the African Diaspora as human stories.  It explores these stories through interactive walking tours, a developing series of photography-based graphic novels, and a web series, weaving together art, research, fashion and entertainment. The heart of this experience are three stories that revisit Manhattan in 1623 and move forward through three centuries: Other Side of Wall Street, Caesar’s Rebellion, and Citizen Hope.

Students (of any school or university and at any level of study) interested in meeting Kamau Ware before the event to talk about his experiences in cultural entrepreneurship should email jkingsley@jhu.edu.

Watch episode one of the Black Gotham Experience.