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Cooking the Archive: Community Recipe Books in Los Angeles

  • Friday, February 24, 2023
  • 6:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar. Please connect via this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86141449321?pwd=TmhJVmtRK09heVRZODBXMTMzWHZIQT09 Meeting ID: 861 4144 9321 Passcode: 667970

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Photograph by Suzanne Joskow.

Join us for our next iteration of A.R.T.'s thematic conversation about archives and food with a webinar presented by artist and curator Suzanne Zoe Joskow who will discuss her ongoing project The Community Cookbook Archive. Consisting of over 400 Los Angeles-based community cookbooks that span 3 centuries, the Archive is an evolving, food-based tapestry of LA stories. Joskow will give an overview of the collection and discuss the books as both aesthetic objects and primary source documents, capturing important and often overlooked local histories. She will also invite conversation around what it means to have an "archival art practice." 

Photograph by Henderson Blumer.


Suzanne Joskow has a BA in American Studies from Yale University and an MFA in Fine Art from Otis College of Art and Design. In her artwork and curatorial practice, Joskow focuses on the connection between physical material and social history - often in the form of maps or archives. Most recently, she is immersed in Los Angeles food history, exploring the ways Angelinos, particularly women, cooked at home. Joskow’s work has appeared in galleries, community spaces, institutions, and publications throughout the US. She works and lives in Los Angeles, with her husband and daughter.

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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