The Harrison High School Walkouts of 1968: Revisiting the Past to Inform the Present
Wooden box containing facsimile materials, including a yearbook with fold-out insert, a diploma, 3 newspaper excerpts, 2 flyers, 1 composition notebook, 1 plastic pin, a strip of 4 tickets, 4 identification cards, 1 poster, 3 library cards with bibliographical information, and 1 letter. Production for the material was done using ink jet, laser, letterpress, relief, and screen printing.
Text in English and Spanish.
An artist book that takes an archival form based on historical events in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood in the late 1960s and early 70s. The book draws inspiration from personal interviews and graphic campaigns that shed light on student responses to the pressures of assimilation and acculturation, dealing with the stresses of maintaining social and cultural representation in education. It is the concentration of collectivity, community, and historical documents that give the book its social qualities and increases its political possibilities.