What if Tulsa, Oklahoma, had become a thriving hub for Black and Indigenous communities? What if the Freedmen’s Bureau had succeeded? Join architect and design justice advocate Bryan Lee with Taylor Holloway and collaborators from Design as Protest collective for a workshop reimagining the historical impacts of unjust built environments, from specific vantage points within American history. This workshop takes place in conjunction with the exhibition Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America.
This event is free, open to all, and takes place over Zoom meeting. Register now for the program on Saturday, May 15, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. EDT.
Bryan Lee is an architect, educator, writer, and design justice activist. He is the founder/design principal of Colloqate Design, a nonprofit multidisciplinary design practice in New Orleans, Louisiana, dedicated to expanding community access to design and creating spaces of racial, social, and cultural equity. He is a design critic at Harvard GSD and has led two award-winning youth community design programs. Bryan is a founding co-organizer of the DAP (Design as Protest) Collective and Dark Matter University. He was most recently honored as one of the 2018 Fast Company Most Creative People in Business, a USC Annenberg MacArthur Civic Media Fellow, and the youngest design firm to win the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices award in 2019.
Design as Protest Collective is a coalition of designers mobilizing strategies to dismantle the privilege and power structures that use architecture and design as tools of oppression. Learn more about the Design as Protest collective at dapcollective.com.
Dark Matter University was founded to work inside and outside existing systems to challenge, inform, and reshape our world for a better future. Read about the Dark Matter vision and mission.
This event will have live captioning. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available for public programs upon request with two weeks’ advance notice. MoMA will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made with less than two weeks’ notice. Please contact [email protected] or (212) 708-9781 to make a request for accommodations.
This session will be led virtually through Zoom, a free video-conferencing software. Participants should have access to a computer, smart phone, or tablet with Internet access. Participants may also dial in using a phone line.
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