2019-2020 Faculty-Graduate Seminar Featuring Jomo Tariku (Designer)

Wed, Feb 12, 2020, 4:30 pm
Faculty & Staff
Graduate Students


Black Design: History, Theory & Practice

Jomo TarikuWe 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

>> Please RSVP here by Monday, February 10 <<



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