Black Spaces Matter Opening

Black Spaces Matter is an exciting interactive documentary project about New Bedford, Massachusetts’ Abolition Row.  It includes 13 documentary videos with historians and neighborhood residents today, large format period photos, contemporary 360˚ photographs, interactive virtual reality tours and a 3D printed model. Included here are photos from the exhibition.

The project's leads are Pamela Karimi (lead curator, professor of art history at UMass Dartmouth), Lee Blake (President of the New Bedford Historical Society), Michael Swartz (graphic designer, 360° spherical photographer and Professor at UMass Dartmouth), Jennifer McGrory (architect at Perkins+Will and manager of exhibition production), Pedram Karimi (architect and designer) and me (documentary films and installations). The exhibit runs from Nov. 19 - Jan. 29 at the Boston Architectural College's McCormack Gallery, 320 Newbury St.  Info on the opening reception and panel discussion Dec 1 here.

Black Spaces Matter is supported by the New Bedford Historical Society, The University of Massachusetts President’s Office, Perkins+Will, Spinner Publications, UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts and The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.