Image courtesy of South Downtown

an arabesque in histories

Jan 28, 2018 – Feb 3, 2018
Every day12:30pm – 2pm
Sat, Jan 274pm – 6:30pm
Mon, Jan 296pm – 8pm
Fri, Feb 22:30pm – 4pm


For their first co-collaboration in a place-based, community-centered approach to urban culture and planning, glo, ThreadATL, and Georgia State's Department of Anthropology present an arabesque in histories, a seven-day social generator exploring the intersection of archival materials and public bodies.

The project will open on Sunday, January 28 with a series of response choreographies to the Zero Mile Post by conceptual artist and choreographer Lauri Stallings for eight female moving artists of glo. From January 29 through February 3, glo will occupy Downtown sidewalks and street corners around the Zero Mile Post each day at lunchtime. GSU's Anthropology Department will offer a public viewing and conversation around the Pheonix Project on Tuesday, January 30. The Pheonix Project includes over 100,000 artifacts-many dated back to the Civll War and Civil Rights Movement-excavated by GSU archeologists during construction in the 1970's of MARTA. The closing event is Starting From Zero, a public forum about Atlanta's current recreations, and what does the future look like. Moderated by ThreadATL, panelists include Dr. Maurice Hobson, author of The Legend of the Black Mecca, urban affairs journalist Maria Saporta, and Big Rube, rapper and first generation member of the Dungeon Family.

Schedule of events:
Jan. 28 at 4 p.m.: Opening Migration
Jan. 30 through Feb. 3 at 12:30 p.m. Daily: Choreographies
Jan. 30 at 6 p.m.: Viewing
Feb. 3 at 2:30 p.m.: Forum

This event takes place at:
Zero Mile Post
84 Walton St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303


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