Historic influences in Real Estate
DoubleBack has the pleasure of producing a video promo for a history-inspired development in Northern Virginia. Targeting millennials who wanted smart yet affordable apartment living, the developers built a property that reflected the values and style of the famous Shelby car. What a fun project – take a look!
Here are some resource as you build your personal or family archive Taking Care of your Personal Archive – The Atlantic Monthly Advice on Storing Digital Files – American Library Association El Rescate de Colecciones Fotograficas / Spanish version of Salvaging Photographs Conservation Préventive du Patrimoine Documentaire / French version of Safeguarding our Documentary Heritage […]
How Many Black Histories We Still Don’t Know: An Interview With Simone Leigh
I was re-reading this article today and it struck in my way it did not last month – I wonder what is an appropriate response to the effect of personal history on business decisions. Hmmmm… How Many Black Histories We Still Don’t Know: An Interview With Simone Leigh On the next block, the Weeksville […]
Creative and Cultural Industries, a Caribbean economic lifeline in troubled time
As Carib News reported on Nov 23rd – “P.J. Patterson, the quintessential Caribbean regionalist who led Jamaica longer than anyone else, wants his birthplace, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Barbados, the Bahamas and their neighbors to move aggressively to put their cultural and creative assets to much greater economic use.” Read more here and more […]
WANTED: Cultural Institutions/ Museums
A new digital research project called Insight which aims at increasing the financial performance in Museums and other cultural attractions is looking for cultural organizations nationwide to take part in a free trial. – Learn more
Guess what Mom: The famous people on the walls of my classroom look like me!
Broward County (FL) Public Schools have developed lesson plans to address cultural relevancy in classroom instruction. A student body needs reflective images, stories and lessons to build skills and leadership. Take a look at the Haitian Culture Curriculum for grades K – 5.
Isn’t Culture mutilingual?
After watching the Carrie Weems event at the Guggenheim Museum (NYC), I read this blog post and had to share. Audience development is essential for the expansion of cultural policy and engagement. ” “There’s a challenge that all institutions—and especially those with international reach—face today: how can they best share resources with audiences who speak […]
Radio Haiti Archives to arrive at Duke University
News: “The Human Rights Archive at Duke University’s Rubenstein Library and the estate of broadcaster Jean Dominique have announced a partnership to preserve the broadcast archives of the journalist’s iconic Radio Haiti station. From the 1960s to 2002, Radio Haiti was that country’s first independent radio station, promoting democratic freedoms, speaking out against human rights […]
Who cares about what you are doing in history & culture?
Here Seth Godin talks about “How to get your ideas to spread” in a TED talk. If you are working in the history & culture sphere – contact me and let me know how you think it applies or how can it apply to your organization/business?
Fire Alert – The perils of archives
In Buenos Aires a fire destroyed an archive of corporate and banking industry documents and took the life of nine first responders.ay. The fire at the Iron Mountain warehouse took hours to control and at least half of the sprawling building was ruined despite the efforts of at least 10 squads of firefighters. Read more […]
It is Hollywood award season so the red carpet is getting a work out. An amazing actress named Lupita Nyong’o is leading the pack in so many ways. I admire how she has approached her meteoric rise to stardom – including teaching us how to pronounce her name. She is requiring us to honor culture […]