Presentation Title

Digital presentation of online exhibition created through Omeka

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Margarita Lopez Lopez, Global Languages; Julianne Gavino, Art Program

Start Date

18-11-2017 2:15 PM

End Date

18-11-2017 3:15 PM

Location

BSC-Ursa Minor 136

Session

Poster 3

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

creative_arts_design

Abstract

A collaborative project between visual arts, language, and community culture, The Con Safos Digital Project reflects upon the Chicano Movement through an online exhibition format. Stemming from multidisciplinary scholarship and student research at CSU Channel Islands, the project creates an interactive exhibition to allow viewers to explore, interpret, and disseminate creative expressions of cultural identity. Con Safos Magazine was a multilingual literary journal that emerged in the late 1960s to the 1970s in East Los Angeles. The journal represented the “first voice” of the Chicano Movement and addressed social and cultural issues in each released volume. Con Safos Magazine highlighted different forms of artistic expression that included oral testimonies, personal poetry, painting, photography, and many other cultural expressions. After eight weeks of collaboration, the project team conducted research to build content and develop the online digital design on Omeka. The efforts included participating in artist interviews and a studio visit. Through these varied experiences, the project team developed a core understanding of Chicano history, culture and identity, allowing us to dynamically reinterpret the artists’ stories. The Con Safos Digital Project’s purpose is to share and sustain this vital cultural legacy for present and future generations.

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Nov 18th, 2:15 PM Nov 18th, 3:15 PM

Digital presentation of online exhibition created through Omeka

BSC-Ursa Minor 136

A collaborative project between visual arts, language, and community culture, The Con Safos Digital Project reflects upon the Chicano Movement through an online exhibition format. Stemming from multidisciplinary scholarship and student research at CSU Channel Islands, the project creates an interactive exhibition to allow viewers to explore, interpret, and disseminate creative expressions of cultural identity. Con Safos Magazine was a multilingual literary journal that emerged in the late 1960s to the 1970s in East Los Angeles. The journal represented the “first voice” of the Chicano Movement and addressed social and cultural issues in each released volume. Con Safos Magazine highlighted different forms of artistic expression that included oral testimonies, personal poetry, painting, photography, and many other cultural expressions. After eight weeks of collaboration, the project team conducted research to build content and develop the online digital design on Omeka. The efforts included participating in artist interviews and a studio visit. Through these varied experiences, the project team developed a core understanding of Chicano history, culture and identity, allowing us to dynamically reinterpret the artists’ stories. The Con Safos Digital Project’s purpose is to share and sustain this vital cultural legacy for present and future generations.