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PW-264041-19
Rhizomes of Mexican American Art since 1848: An Online Portal
Karen Davalos, Regents of the University of Minnesota

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PW-264041-19

“Socio-Technical Protocol for Partnering with Small-Budget Cultural Institutions” (Blog Post)
Title: “Socio-Technical Protocol for Partnering with Small-Budget Cultural Institutions”
Author: Mary Thomas
Author: Cristina López
Author: Rebecca D. Meyers
Author: Raquel Aguiñaga-Martinez
Author: Cesareo Moreno
Author: Colin McFadden
Author: Karen Mary Davalos
Author: Contance Cortez
Abstract: Rhizomes of Mexican American Art since 1848 is, fundamentally, a decolonial strategy to make available the rich aesthetic and documentary history of art produced by and about Mexican America. Because Rhizomes will allow online users to search and interact with the holdings and collections of libraries, archives, and museums (LAM) across the United States, we depend upon relationships and technical connections. While these two types of linkages may appear equally significant, we privilege relationships. Whereas Digital Humanities scholars privilege technological sustainability (the robust nature of the tool, infrastructure, fixity, and interoperability), Rhizomes emphasizes relationships.There is no software or hardware solution for technological obsolescence that will support the ongoing function and growth of Rhizomes. Relationships between our team and our partner institutions will provide the foundation for sustainability. With such relations and connections, Rhizomes can grow its deep, horizontal, and vertical roots. The protocol clarifies how we do this work and reflects why we are doing this work. Imagined as an alternative to Eurocentric, colonial, or siloed collections, Rhizomes depends upon decolonial methods for collaboration that emphasize equity, transparency, trust, and reciprocity. Just as we welcome partner institutions into the Rhizomes community, our partners allow us to join them in their ongoing stewardship of Mexican American art.
Date: 12/15/2019
Primary URL: https://rhizomes.dash.umn.edu/socio-technical-protocol/
Primary URL Description: "Creando Raices/Creating Rhizomes: Making a Digital Portal of Mexican American Art Since 1848" is the blog for sharing work-in-progress with our parnters and the public.
Secondary URL: https://rhizomes.dash.umn.edu/
Secondary URL Description: "Creando Raices/Creating Rhizomes: Making a Digital Portal of Mexican American Art Since 1848" is the website/storyboard that describes the larger project and shares the work-in-progress with our parnters and the public.
Website: https://rhizomes.dash.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/RhizomesProtocol.pdf


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