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    BlackSpace Oklahoma Collaborates with OU for Placemaking Through Storytelling Series

    BlackSpace Oklahoma Collaborates with OU for Placemaking Through Storytelling Series

    • Location: The Auditorium Page Woodson Historic Douglass School
    • 600 N High
    • Oklahoma City, OK
    • Price: Free and open to the public.
    • Phone: (405) 627-7615

    BlackSpace Oklahoma in collaboration with the University of Oklahoma’s College of
    Architecture, will introduce their organization and initiatives with the lecture series: Placemaking
    Through Storytelling. Throughout the month of March in the Auditorium at the Historic Page Woodson,
    the lecture series will explore community assets, values, identities, and ideas, within Black neighborhood
    spaces.
    BlackSpace Oklahoma is a local organization with a mission to bring projects to resources and resources
    to projects in Black communities in Oklahoma. “ We envision Black communities in which social and
    spatial change is encouraged, hope is fostered, and the pipeline to the professions of city planning,
    architecture, and design is broadened”, Gina Sofola, one of the co-founders, explained. “ Through our
    founding goals and objectives we plan to both strategically and tangibly extend the worlds of planning,
    architecture, design, and community organizing through culturally specific resources and opportunities ”
    Vanessa Morrison, co-founder, added.
    The lectures will be organized as a three-part series, two workshops, and an exhibit. The first event will
    be a lecture presenting the history of the community and will set the historical context for the entire
    series. During the second event there will be a panel of humanities experts discussing storytelling
    methods and their importance in shaping community identities. Through the third and fourth events,
    the oral history and digital storytelling workshops will give community members the opportunity to
    implement storytelling. The final event will be a lecture by Rick Lowe of Project Row House that will
    illustrate how the community can synthesize their stories and use them for tangible positive change,
    specifically within the design of community spaces. Through these events the project will create a
    foundation for understanding how the histories and stories of a community can be used to create
    stronger community relationships and spaces while imagining the future.

    Dates:
    ● Saturday, March 2nd | 10:00A-12:30P
    ● Saturday, March 9th | 10:00A-12:30P
    ● Saturday, March 16th | 9:00A-4:00P (community storytelling sessions)
    ● Saturday, March 30th | 10:00A-12:30P

    BlackSpace Oklahoma Collaborates with OU for Placemaking Through Storytelling Series
    • March 2, 2019 to March 31, 2019
    • The Auditorium Page Woodson Historic Douglass School
    • Free and open to the public.