Harrison Apple, the founding co-director of the Pittsburgh Queer History Project, comes to Seattle to share their story of the creation of a public history project about life in the Steel City after 2 am. Focusing on their research into the after-hours gay social clubs of Pittsburgh from the 1960s to the 1990s, they will share archival videos from nightclub performances and community events, tales of collaborative archiving with queer elders, and lessons on the politics of community archives.
Harrison Apple was a 2013-2015 Artist-in-Residence of the Center for the Arts in Society at Carnegie Mellon University and is currently a PhD student of Gender and Women’s Studies and Information at the University of Arizona. They encourage fellow archivists to pursue community-led projects and offer free digitization and preservation services whenever possible.
Tickets: $10-15 suggested (but no one turned away for lack of funds)