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Five design initiatives celebrating Black creativity, from host of The Nexus podcast
The AADN’s Tara Oluwafemi highlights five design initiatives.
Amir Hall and Marisa Parham
Season 2, Episode 1: Amir Hall and Marisa Parham engage in a conversation on how technology forms and mediates identity.
Michelle Joan Wilkinson
Season 1, Episode 4: Dr. Michelle Joan Wilkinson discusses the systems of power embedded in architectural design and her work as a curator documenting diasporic architectural heritage.
Season 1, Episode 2: Activist and social practice artist De Nichols discusses the origins of the #DesignAsProtest movement and how design can be a tool to dismantle white supremacist logics.
Season 1, Episode 1: For our inaugural episode, we talk to Boston-based architect, designer, filmmaker, artist, and GSD Doctor of Design candidate Aisha Densmore-Bey.
Kerry James Marshall
According to Kerry James Marshall, “If you really want to be free, you have to take charge of your own capacity to shape the world.” Born into Jim Crow Alabama and raised in the Los Angeles Watts neighborhoods (at the...
A palimpsest describes something reused or altered that still bears visible traces of its earlier form. Often palimpsests appear on a surface, but For Walter Hood, a place is a palimpsest. As places go through cycles of growth and decay,...