When the legendary harness race track Maywood Park in Melrose Park, Illinois, closed in late 2015, two professors from the College of DuPage in Wheaton, Illinois, acquired the track’s archives. Though only owning a small portion of the Maywood Park archives, Keith Yearman began digitizing and documenting the entire collection—and is curating a forthcoming exhibition.
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BY SARAH BROMAGE
Sarah Bromage presents about the diverse material of Scottish Political Archive that Sarah currates at the University of Stirling. Sarah presents unique and rare photos of Scottish politicians, interesting political campaign materials, including comments on Tatcher Government, as well as Scottish devolution referendum debate materials from 1979 and 1997 that allow comparing the agendas of the past with the ongoing debate.
GEZI: The Park that Became a Democracy Movement
BY OZGUR BASAK ALKAN
@ VOL 22
ON MAY 18, 2014
Being an urban designer, Ozgur Basak Alkan has a unique perspective of the events that led to the Taksim Gezi Park protests in Turkey in 2013. The park became representative of much more than what it seemed.
A Geography of Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park
BY GLEN THIELMANN
@ VOL 4
ON JUL 14, 2015
What’s in a name? According to poet Kim Stafford, there are no names, but stories. A place is a story happening many times. After a recent controversial name change to an iconic park in the city of Prince George, historian and teach Glen Thielmann explores the many stories of this iconic park. He reveals that the park is a meeting place for the transaction of forms, of cultures, of people, of ideas. It is a place where things become public.
Unpacking Manuel's: An Unintentional Archive
BY RUTH DUSSEAULT
@ VOL 27
ON NOV 15, 2015
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BY JACQUELINE FONG
@ VOL 2
ON APR 01, 2016
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BY OLHA PAVLYK
@ VOL 5
ON MAR 26, 2017
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