Mapping Joe Minter’s African Village in America

Watch a virtual conversation from April 18, 2023 featuring three scholars at the University of Alabama who have been collaborating across disciplines to create a dynamic website that maps and preserves artist Joe Minter’s African Village in America. Using drone video, LIDAR scans, image descriptions, interviews, and more, scholars Eric Courchesne (Geography), Rachel Stephens (Art History), and Emily Bibb (Art History) have worked with Birmingham-based artist Joe Minter – whose work is on view from April 21 – July 2, 2023 in the Ackland’s exhibition “Unsettled Things: Art from an African American South” – to document and catalogue Minter’s site-specific installations for generations to come, developing a new model for artists and scholars alike.

Link to YouTube video