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.
Jomo Tariku is a renowned Ethiopian American artist and industrial designer. He is the founder of Jomo Furniture, a line of modern African-themed furniture. Tariku has had his work shown at Downtown Design Dubai, Venice Design, Africa by Design, and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Based in Virginia, Tariku is also a data scientist with experience in web development, graphics, 2D and 3D animation, and data visualization.
Space is limited. Open to Faculty and Graduate Students Only