Project Lead: Free Egunfemi, Historical Visionary and Founder, Untold RVA and Case Study X
Location: Richmond, VA
Partner Organizations: Case Study X, City of Richmond Public Art Program, Venture Richmond, Story Shop, Storefront for Community Design, Studio Two Three, A People's Record of Richmond, 1708 Gallery/Inlight, University of Richmond, Black History Museum and Cultural Center, Richmond Region Tourism
STICK + MOVE is Untold RVA's nimble and responsive public history project presented as a series of wheat paste murals reimagining the untold narratives of Richmond’s self determined Historacles -- homegrown change agents and warriors for freedom and justice from the bygone era.
The term STICK + MOVE refers to the agility of street art to install quickly and make low cost/high visibility transformations to the urban landscape.
Beautifully designed low cost, high visibility public art installations will harness the power of tactical urbanism to transform the city’s vacant properties and urban facades into a curated collection of monuments to the uncelebrated achievements of the past.
STICK + MOVE aims to build momentum for more community based content creators to access public funds and benefit from the support of other city agencies so that even more commemorative projects have a greater chance to come to fruition.
Ultimately, STICK + MOVE will inspire the formation of nationally recognized collaborative teams that strive to instill a sense of cultural citizenship and belonging in their own cities based on Free Egunfemi's creative vision for Untold RVA.