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Vogue Mapping

{The Calgary Gay History Project is thrilled to bits that queer history in Calgary is getting this fresh artistic treatment—the videos are superb! You only have until this Sunday to check them out. – Kevin}

From Springboard Performance‘s Fluid Fest:

Inspired by Calgary Atlas Project’s A Queer Map, Vogue dancers bring significant queer history sites in Calgary to life. Featuring and inspired by Calgary’s Vogue community, queer history in Calgary, and The Calgary Atlas Project’s A Queer Map: A Guide to the LBGTQ+ History of Calgary {launched in 2019}.

Curated by Vogue YYC and Shandie Ta

Featuring:
Abby, Abhi, Bohlale, DJ, Jared, Kaew, Rocky, Roubert, Sarah, Shandie Ta

Partners: Springboard Performance, VogueYYC, The Calgary Institute for the Humanities, and The Calgary Atlas Project

Words: KEVIN ALLEN
Map art: MARK CLINTBERG
Design collaborator: JEFF KULAK
Graphic design: GLENN MIELKE
Interactive digital map: Timothy Lopez
Video: Devon Carter Wells, Beau Shaw, and Sabrina “Naz” Comanescu
Curation by Shandie Ta

Special thank you to Kevin Jesuino, Mark Clintberg, and James Ellison

Available online until Sunday, November 7 @ 12:00 PM [midnight]

Historic Calgary Week

July is one of our favourite times of year—not for the über-famous Calgary Stampede happening currently, but for Historic Calgary Week, running July 23-August 2, 2021. It is the signature event for the Chinook Country Historical Society, who program engaging history events all year long. An incredible number of volunteer hours go into making Historic Calgary Week happen; the 2021 iteration is cleverly subtitled: Unmasking Our History.

The Calgary Gay History Project’s Kevin Allen was invited on a mapmakers panel discussion on Tuesday, July 27 at 7:00 PM.

Behind the Scenes with the Mapmakers will tackle how one maps a city’s unknown histories. Kevin is joined by Calgary Through the Eyes of Writers Author Shaun Hunter and the Calgary Atlas Project’s Jim Ellis. They will chatter about charting the city’s cultural landscape, using maps to (sometimes literally) pin down the past. The panel will be moderated by Heritage Calgary’s Asia Walker and hosted online by the Calgary Public Library.

Register for Behind the Scenes with the Mapmakers: here. Registration is free, but spaces are limited.

Gay Activist Doug Young’s map of the 1980s Beltline: Glenbow Archives M-8397-1.

{KA}