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 have turned to investigate the structuring conditions of how blackness is experienced in everyday life.
Toni L. Griffin is a leading advocate of diversity in design and Professor in Practice of Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is the founder of Urban Planning and Design for the American City, an initiative through which she envisioned the Detroit Work Project. In 2013 Griffin released Detroit Future City, a comprehensive citywide framework plan for urban transformation. Prior to returning to private practice, Griffin was the Director of Community Development for the City of Newark, New Jersey.
Space is limited. Open to Faculty and Graduate Students Only