Citizen Curator Project

The Citizen Curator Project of Central Florida invited artists, students, and community members to create a series of exhibitions for display at the John C. Hitt Library, the UCF Art Gallery, and online.

To encourage contemporary civic discourse and engagement, we encouraged projects that explored strategies for combating racism, discrimination, eliminationism, and other social practices that seek to marginalize others. The Citizen Curator Project facilitated creative engagement with local museum, library, and archival collections and invited participants to respond to the theme, “Eliminationism and Resilience.”

We urged participants to experiment, not only with a range of perspectives on the theme and historical source material, but also with the idea of what an exhibit could be. Anyone with an interest in affecting social change through exhibitions can be a Citizen Curator. This included, but was not limited to, students, artists, activists, educators, and members of the community.