The following workshop (in 2 parts) is proposed for THATCamp AHA by Liz Sevcenko of The New School.
Join a national collaboration to develop a digital history of incarceration.
The Humanities Action Lab Global Dialogues on Incarceration at The New School is a consortium of 12 universities across the country (and counting) working together to develop a digital and physical exhibit on the past, present, and future of incarceration. The effort is based on the Guantanamo Public Memory Project, created by about 500 students in 11 universities working with people who lived, worked, served, or were held at the US naval station in Cuba. The Global Dialogues on Incarceration will open in the Spring of 2016 and travel to each of the participating communities through 2018, with lots of opportunity for participation starting now.
During THATCamp, the current university partners are coming together for the first time, and are seeking to connect with participants in THATCamp to imagine what the digital platform could look like. We propose a conversation to address ideas and questions, during two time slots, as follows:
Session (1) 10:30-11:20
The first session will be brainstorming ways to developing a digital history of incarceration that links to an exhibit in real space, addressing questions such as:
- How can we build a digital history of incarceration in collaboration with incarcerated people when there is no internet access in prisons?
- How can we connect digital media to the in-person learning and dialogues happening around the exhibit?
- How can we create a platform for collaboration and dialogue among all the students and stakeholders working in so many different contexts?
- What existing platforms would be best to harness here — and are there things we would need to create?
- How can we connect our students and communities?
Look forward to connecting and learning from everyone!