Together with Third Ward organization Project Row Houses, the Mitchell Center will present a three month series about how the arts can inspire debate and catalyze social change.

Communograph: Mapping Community Through Creative Action brings world-class contemporary artists including Mel Chin and Mierle Laderman Ukeles to Houston for talks and workshops. The series also features many artists working in the Third Ward, and explores the history of creativity within this African American neighborhood.

Communograph also adopts a field-based model designed to immerse University of Houston arts students in the multi-disciplinary discourses of social arts practice and give them the opportunity to work in a variety of public spheres, urban environments and social groups.

This partnership with Project Row Houses provides the context in which art can create real social change. Combining public art and social practice, PRH regularly invites Third Ward residents and artists to play a vital role in activating the community. Central to the vision of PRH is the social role of art as seen in neighborhood revitalization, historic preservation, community service, and youth education.

Communograph: Mapping Community Through Creative Action is offered in conjunction with Communograph, an original project by artist Ashley Hunt commissioned by Project Row Houses (PRH). This series is curated by Bree Edwards (MC) and Ashley Clemmer Hoffman (PRH).

To download the Communograph series poster click here.

View the Communograph website designed by the University of Houston School of Art and Graphic Communications departments. Facilitated by UH faculty Cheryl Beckett and Beckham Dossett.

Admission to Communograph events is free unless otherwise noted.

Related events:

Oct 2, 2011 Communograph Artist Talk: Mel Chin
Oct 12, 2011 Communograph Artist Talk: Rick Lowe and Ashley Hunt
Oct 15, 2011 Communograph PRH Exhibition Opening: Round 35
Nov 16, 2011 Artist Talk: Mierle Laderman Ukeles in Conversation with Shrimp Boat Projects
Nov 19, 2011 Communograph Walking Tour: Experience the Third Ward with Ray Carrington
Dec 3, 2011 Communograph Bus Tour: Architecture and Community with Stephen Fox