The Boston Radical Reference Collective (BRRC), Artists in Context (AIC), and sprout & co invite you to participate in an evening of conversation, information-sharing, and connection between artists and researchers.
Research Guide created for the event
When: Nov. 19, 2010, 7:30 pm - 10 pm
Where: sprout & co., 339R Summer St., Somerville, MA 02144
We'll begin the evening with snacks and time to meet-and-greet, followed by a presentation by local Radical Reference librarians Alana Kumbier and Heather McCann. Alana and Heather will discuss freely-available research resources that can be useful for a variety of projects, and how the BRRC can serve as a local resource for artists. We'll also have time for artists to talk about projects for which they'd like to collaborate with researchers.
For artists: This event will be especially relevant to artists those whose work & creative practice engages specific social issues, is in some way community- or locally-oriented, or just requires access to information, data, or research resources beyond one's area of expertise.
For researchers: You don't have to be a librarian, or a member of Radical Reference, to participate! We're hoping to create a space in which all kinds of researchers -- librarians, data & GIS specialists, journalists, government document sleuths, grad students, and intellectually-curious intrepid investigators -- can meet local artists, and each other, and instigate future collaborations.
Questions? Please email Alana Kumbier: alana.kumbier @ gmail.com
Artists in Context: http://www.artistsincontext.org/
sprout & co.: http://thesprouts.org/