Blackwell activates the image and oral history archives of the Blackwell School across thirteen public locations in Marfa, Texas. The Blackwell School served as the segregated elementary school for the Hispanic population of Marfa from the 1890s until 1965. Mural size images are accompanied by audio excerpts accessible via mobile devices. A 20-page newspaper about the school is being distributed at many cultural and arts institutions in the region and around the state. The project will be installed for one year and serves as an invitation for visitors to engage with Marfa's history and for community members to add to the existing archive housed at the historical Blackwell School site.
Done in collaboration with Borderland Collective.