Begun in 2020, Fieldwork is a nomadic series of site-responsive programming at unique locations. Sparking dialogue between self and site, each Fieldwork provides insight into a location’s histories and its place in our contemporary community. And staying true to its name, at each Fieldwork visitors are invited to conduct their own fieldwork, facilitated through various means, contributing to our communal understanding. Fieldwork has subsequently expanded, going virtual with Fieldwork: Dispatches and expanded again with Fieldwork: Tours.
Fieldwork: Dispatch #38
June 3, 2020
With the Department of Reflection's 38th Fieldwork: Dispatches we dive into a pivotal moment in Miami Beach history: the Democratic and Republican National Conventions of 1972, both of which took place at the Miami Beach Convention Hall. Coming to our audience live, we spend some time on location at the Convention Center, we walk the streets where hundreds if not thousands protested for weeks, and pay a visit to Flamingo Park where many of those protesters camped. Towards the end of the presentation we are joined virtually by Miami-based artist and activist Jenna Carr Balfe.
Dispatch #38 was recorded over livestream on June 3, 2020 and was made possible with support by partners Commissioner and the City of Miami Beach.