Series 31: Where is My Place? Experimental Arts Community Building and Re-Building in Washington, D.C., 2021
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D.C. Oral History Collaborative (DCOHC) is a citywide initiative to train community members in oral history skills, fund new and ongoing oral history projects, connect volunteers with oral history projects, and publicize existing oral history collections. DCOHC is a project of DC Public Library, HumanitiesDC, and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. This collection contains oral history interviews, transcripts, and indexes produced by DCOHC grantees.
- Creation: 2021
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From the Collection: 855 Gigabytes
Rhizome DC is one of Washington, D.C.’s experimental arts communities. This project documents the founding of Rhizome DC, how it existed in the space of a multifunctional 2 –story historic house and yard, and what it tried to change in the context of building, displacement, and re-building before new development replaces its historic building. With a long history of artist-run spaces, the District served as fertile ground for a community of non-mainstream artists to come together and start building Rhizome DC in 2016. Since then, the space has served as a home to an array of powerful cultural programming in music, dance, film, visual art, performance art, workshops, and grassroots community education.