Black Gotham is a visual storytelling project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on NYC during the 1600s-1800s. Graphic Novel | Walking Tours | Web Series | WORK/SPACE
Black Gotham Experience is an immersive visual storytelling project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City since 1625 through walking tours, graphic novels, and our space in the Seaport District.
Operating as usual
the Magic HOUR sets - https://mailchi.mp/kamaustudios/1y3gkvx8kl
what does eleven mean to you? - https://mailchi.mp/kamaustudios/what-does-eleven-mean-to-you-bdzd73efvt
the Magic HOUR approaches - https://mailchi.mp/kamaustudios/the-magic-hour-approaches
Black Vision Day - https://mailchi.mp/kamaustudios/black-vision-day
A Talk w/ Evan Narcisse - https://mailchi.mp/kamaustudios/a-talk-w-evan-narcisse
Enjoy your blessings today 🙏🏽 ... and everyday.
Repost from @eli_joshua
#familyportraits because I miss my #lovecraftcountry #family both in front and behind the #camera. Feeling #nostalgic I guess because the #holidays are coming. #seeourhappiness #unitstillphotographer #unitstillsphotography #unitstills @sonyalpha 📸: @eli_joshua
Howardena Pindell - https://mailchi.mp/kamaustudios/howardena-pindell New work commissioned by The Shed.
As Above So Below - https://mailchi.mp/kamaustudios/as-above-so-below Exciting new project launch tonight at 6pm.
Saturday Vibes - https://mailchi.mp/kamaustudios/saturday-vibes
Repost from @seaportmuseum
We were thrilled to host the kick-off event for the @waterfrontalliance’s annual #CityofWaterDay festival last Saturday aboard Wavertree! Remarks by Capt. Jonathan Boulware and Waterfront Alliance President Cortney Worall and many local officials centered on the risks of #climatechange and of the effects of rising sea levels on urban shorelines.
Visit the Waterfront Alliance site to learn more about the award-winning artists and actions that are part of this year's City of Water Day, and stop by to check out three art installations throughout the South Street Seaport Historic District!
Environmental multimedia artist Sarah Cameron Sunde's video work, will continue to be projected on the side of Wavertree from 7pm-10:30pm this evening and on September 25 and 26 for free to the public.
Kamau Ware’s “Waves” composition of four flags are on display on Front Street, symbolizing the connection between the Indigenous people of New York and the Africans from the Congo and Angola in the 17th century on the island of Manhattan.
Justin Brice Guariglia’s solar-powered LED warnings will be flashing every day at the corner of Front Street and Fulton Street.
Photos by Ian Douglas
#publicart #southstreetseaport #climatecrisis #environmentalart
“For all those who were lost
For all those who were stolen
For all those who were left behind
For all those who were not forgotten”
Architect = Artist
builders building ...
Okay, Google. This Doodle picked up our spirits. #jackieormes #pittsburgh
We turn 10 today.
As we look forward to our next decade, more attention will be placed on how we collect. Below is an email the day before the first Black Gotham walking tour sent to family and friends.
Subject: Re: Black Gotham Tour (first!)
To: redacted 🤷🏽♂️
Date: Friday, August 27, 2010, 4:31 PM
Okay, my friends. I'm checking in to confirm my and your attendance for tomorrow's Black Gotham Tour The Other Side of Wall Street: 1623 to 1776. I'll be on the steps of the Federal Hall to the right of George Washington awaiting you. Some of you said you may be bringing an other half or offspring. If you could confirm for a final headcount, that would be foxy fresh.
Meeting location: Federal Hall on Wall Street
Train: 2 or 3 to Wall Street
Price: Free :-)
Tour: "The Other Side of Wall Street: 1623 to 1776"
Black Prints Brazil - https://mailchi.mp/kamaustudios/black-prints-brazil blackgotham.com/black-prints
#notplaying salute to the Bucks, Lakers, Clippers, and the list keeps growing #goodtrouble
joining the Apollo - https://mailchi.mp/kamaustudios/joining-the-apollo tonight on facebook.com/apollotheater
August 10th 6-6:30pm EST
BGX Membership Monday
IG Live 📲
Hosted by Lauren Stockmon Brown @lsbco
Meet Kamau Akabueze. Strategist, Creative and Mentor. Throughout the course of his diverse career in brand marketing, Kamau has led strategy, creative and campaign development as an agent for or employee of American Express, Jeep, AND1, Nike/Brand Jordan, Verizon, Microsoft, General Mills, P&G, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Diageo, SPI Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Edelman PR Worldwide, Burrell Communications, Momentum Worldwide, Relevant, MKTG and more.
His dynamic breadth of agency and corporate experience have helped shape him into an innovative problem solver, concept catalyst, and staunch advocate for collaborative communication design. Kamau’s belief in the kinetic and connective value of experiential marketing has been the hallmark of his leadership roles and innovations in the industry over the past decade.
PS: In case you are wondering, this is soul brother & best friend of @kamauware but not the same person 👨🏽💻👨🏽🏫
There’s layers & levels to define privilege yet somehow it can simplified as a tool of monarchy.
#prerogative @ United States of America
Hello, Black August.
Happy Birthday, Jimmy.
In his own words, John Lewis penned his final opinion to publish on the day of his home going ceremony. He was inspired to see the recent shift in American consciousness. Let’s keep it moving 🙏🏾 #johnlewis #goodtrouble @ United States of America
Art is Life 🙏🏾 Thank you. @ United States of America
Repost from @kamauware
Quoted in The New York Times 📝 for my takeover with @works_on_water
“They often ask questions: ‘Where do we begin and where do we end?’ wrote Kamau Ware, inviting us to consider how much of our bodies are composed of water.”
(repost from collab below)
“The Edge Within" is an Instagram collaboration with Works on Water and Black Gotham Experience for the Walking the Edge project. The prompts will be created by Kamau Ware.
The Edge Within will be a series of prompts that asks people to get in tune with the water we have in our bodies and how it carries memories of our ancestors.
In creating Black Gotham Experience, it has been necessary to get in tune with redacted narratives in urban spaces. I often go on walks where the history happened and dial up my empathy and imagination to feel stories. It is not a scientific way of researching but it does complement what is discoverable in the archives and secondary sources to engage through meditation and kinesthetics.
Stay tuned ...
Walking the Edge
a project of Works on Water, Culture Push, and the NYC Department of City Planning
@works_on_water @nycwaterfront @culturepusher @nycplanning
@adniralc1 @artschoolscammer @evemosher @gatablanco @scsunde @stoishere @nancy9000 @emilyblumenfeld @nickipombier @__sunandsky @_sunandmoon @prof.0und @bp_oddisee @underwaternewyork
#WalkingtheEdgeNYC #nyc520 #nycwaterfront
@ New York, New York
Thanks to everyone who logged in to Black Prints on June 4th, our first virtual event. Link in bio.
Stay tuned for the follow up when we visit Brazil.
Shout out to the global fam:
@ Planet Earth
Membership Mondays - https://mailchi.mp/kamaustudios/membership-mondays IG Live July 27th from 6-6:30pm + Black Prints video recap is now available.
July 27th | 6-6:30pm
Our first BGX Membership Monday | IG Live 📲
Meet Kadiatou Coulibaly AKA Nerdy Bae. Hosted by Lauren Stockmon Brown.
Discover how nerdiness intersects with the African Diaspora and what it’s like to be a Black cosplayer in the United States.
Also check out @lanerdybae x @sailorxtasy via zoom on Friday the 24th for a deep dive on cosplaying while Black.
#BGXmembershipmonday @ United States of America
Congratulations to the architects, artists, activists, and city officials for today's unveiling of Black Lives Matter Boulevard in Lower Manhattan. This is sacred ground featuring the Triumph of the Human Spirit Monument and African Burial Ground plus the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse. We tip our proverbial hats to those who made this happen. #BlackLivesMatter
@tatscru @artofijay @iamwetpaint @pipayne.art
@wxystudio @blmgreaterny @nycthrive @amina.acid @yung_narwhal @nyc_dot @galebrewer
historic moments - https://mailchi.mp/kamaustudios/historic-moments Black Prints today at 5pm. RSVP by 4pm EST.
We hear you @killermike “... take your butt to the computer and fill out your census ...” | my2020census.gov | “and exercise your political bully power...”
Staying connected - https://mailchi.mp/kamaustudios/staying-connected Stay Safe, Friends.
Our team is grateful to accept the GANCY Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in Support of NYC Culture. It was a lovely evening with brilliant people that love our City. Just think that one question 12 years ago started our award winning work. Our public tour schedule will be announced soon! Stay tuned. 🥳 #insideblackgotham
BGX @ Apple - https://mailchi.mp/kamaustudios/bgx-apple
BGX Black History 2020 - https://mailchi.mp/kamaustudios/bgx-black-history-2020-c7tvqu2kvz
Black Friday Ampersand... - https://mailchi.mp/kamaustudios/black-friday-ampersand See you this weekend.
Black Wall Street - https://mailchi.mp/kamaustudios/black-wall-street This week at the New-York Historical Society #bgxnerdythursdays
BGX Talks - https://mailchi.mp/kamaustudios/bgx-talks #bgxnerdythursdays
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