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Say their names.

Know their stories.

Exhibition NOV 26 – DEC 3, 2022

District Hall Boston LOUNGE

Un(re)solved | Augmented-Reality Installation

In partnership with PBS’ and GBH’s FRONTLINE, Innovation Studio and District Hall Boston

Un(re)solved is a major initiative that draws upon more than two years of reporting, thousands of documents and dozens of first-hand interviews. The multiplatform investigation tells the stories of lives cut short, and examines a federal effort to grapple with America’s legacy of racist killings through the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act. The story takes many shapes. It is told through a web-based interactive experience, serialized podcast, augmented-reality installation and documentary

ABOUT THE INSTALLATION

Say their names. Know their stories. Who are the men, women and children whose cases were re-examined under the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act? In the Un(re)solved installation, explore a living quilt and use augmented reality to bring to life the stories woven throughout. Learn about a federal effort to grapple with America’s legacy of racist killings.

“It’s a story that is familiar to people of color all over this country.” Un(re)solved is a major initiative that draws upon more than two years of reporting, thousands of documents and dozens of first-hand interviews. The multiplatform investigation tells the stories of lives cut short, and examines a federal effort to grapple with America’s legacy of racist killings through the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act. Read more about how FRONTLINE combined powerful investigative reporting with art and technology to produce the Un(re)solved series, here.

a new tech Experience

In this experience that mixes art and technology with investigative journalism, learn about a federal effort to investigate racist civil rights-era killings and right wrongs of the country’s past.

To lead the creative vision for the installation, FRONTLINE partnered with Ado Ato Picturesa premier mixed reality studio founded by artist, filmmaker, and technologist Tamara Shogaolu. Shogaolu rooted the visuals of Un(re)solved in the powerful symbolism of trees. In the United States, trees evoke the ideal of liberty, but also speak to an oppressive history of racially motivated violence.

View the Emmy Award Winning installation at District Hall November 26 – December 3
Free and open to the public