Resisting in Place is the fruit of much internal deliberation around what can be meaningfully contributed to this moment that can expand the worldview of what’s being done and what’s possible. So often, critique of this movement is relegated to “protests with no strategy” or “if we just…” and it became urgent to find a way to creatively reject that people aren’t DOING, thinking, strategizing with intention, and that there were interdisciplinary modes of radical imagination and participation. It’s important to amplify that folks have found a way to live their fight in their day to day creative expressions, professions, and institutions. This project serves as a way to promote the expansiveness of this moment and how it is more than a one-off uprising but an integral part of many folks' chosen lifestyle and an integrated framework within their chosen form of expression or profession.
In a time where folks are questioning how to become active participants in public life and transform their day to day actions, this project will showcase that resistance in place is beyond possible and will strive to make it accessible to all who want to move in this direction.
The culminating work will be a digital publication segmented by industry, institution, and expression that utilizes a hybrid profile and curriculum model to showcase folks who are currently resisting and their work, contextualize that resistance with learning materials, and amplify a tactical how for those looking to replicate in their own way.
Morgan Malone is a public servant, expert in human-centered design and collective impact, and dedicated resident of the Southside of Chicago. Morgan has worked across the civic landscape in a variety of roles that have informed her holistic lens and approach to finding solutions and fixing systems.
Known for her aptitude in building and restructuring systems and initiatives, Morgan is an experienced civic leader, skilled strategist, and consistent figure in Chicago’s neighborhood and economic development sphere.
It is her hope that this project helps to enable the work toward freedom and Black liberation.