2019-2020 Faculty-Graduate Seminar Featuring Jerome Harris (Housing Works)

Wed, Oct 23, 2019, 4:30 pm
Barfield - Johnson Seminar Room (201), Stanhope Hall
Graduate Students


Black Design: History, Theory & Practice

We explore what it means to “do” Black Studies in practice-based fields.

As our media-saturated culture exhausts every possible angle of consuming race, a new generation of scholars, activists, and artists has turned to investigating the structuring conditions of how blackness is experienced in everyday life.

Jerome Harris is a graphic designer, educator, writer, and curator, and is currently design director at Housing Works in New York City. Harris holds an MFA in graphic design from Yale University and a BA in Communications from Temple University. Harris’s research into the exclusion of African American graphic designers from the profession has manifested as an exhibition, “As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes,” which has shown at multiple universities and arts organizations throughout 2019. His graphic design practice embraces the aesthetics of cultures on the periphery. For the Faculty-Graduate Seminar, Harris will address equity issues in design and discuss strategies for design activism in the twenty-first century.

Event Recording Notice: All in-person, video, and audio-based events may be recorded. By engaging in the above event, you consent to be photographed, filmed, and otherwise recorded for future department use. Participants waive all rights and any claims for payment or royalties connected with any exhibition, social media, or other publication of the materials. Please note you can hide your camera and/or mute your microphone at any time during a video and audio-based events.


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