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.
Sara Zewde is a founding principal of Studio Zewde, a design firm practicing at the intersection of landscape architecture, urbanism, and public art. Zewde is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Silberberg Memorial Award for Urban Design and the Hebbert Award for Contribution to the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. Zewde was named a 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and, in 2018, was named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s inaugural “40 Under 40: People Saving Places” list.
Space is limited. Open to Faculty and Graduate Students Only