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JeeYeun Lee and Kyle Malott on Language and Place


About the Program

Artist JeeYeun Lee and Kyle Malott (a member of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi) address how language shapes human experiences of place, specifically the shore of Lake Michigan in what is now Chicago. In preparation for the preview of her work Shoreline later in the evening, Lee presents her research on the contestation of the lakefront through the language of treaties, lawsuits, plans, and other mechanisms of settler colonialism. Malott discusses the Potawatomi language and efforts to revive the languages of Indigenous nations.