• Reimagining Blackness and Architecture

    Author(s):
    Winifred E. Newman, Ph.D.
    Editor(s):
    Virginia Kerr (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Multimedia & Technology Reviews Editors
    Subject(s):
    Architecture and society, African Americans
    Item Type:
    Review
    Tag(s):
    2022 October, architecture, online courses, African American artists
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/ebja-fs52
    Abstract:
    Review: Long overdue, Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America was the title of an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in spring 2021, complemented by the online course Reimagining Blackness and Architecture, organized and taught by Sean Anderson, the Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA and Arlette Hernandez, Assistant Educator, Department of Learning and Engagement, MoMA. The online course elucidates the ten commissioned exhibition works by architects, artists, and designers, addressing the questions, “How does race structure space in America?" and "What does it mean to create and occupy space?" The focus is on Blackness as lived experience and identity, but the scope is liberal. As the artist Garrett Bradley asserts, this is "…not just black history, but American history." MoMA created Reimagining Blackness and Architecture with support from Volkswagen of America and Bloomberg Philanthropies.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    4 months ago
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    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives
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