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18jul6:30 pm7:30 pmBandung Community Conversation: The Black SchoolA Design Justice Workshop for Waymakers + Creatives

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A4 and MoCADA are pleased to present a talk with The Black School, an experimental art school teaching Black people and people of color to become agents of change, founded by in 2016. 

Centering design justice as a core pillar of their praxis, The Black School also creates interactive, liberatory tools that help waymakers as they design their own creative activism projects. Like The Black School Playing Cards and the TBS Process Deck, which uplift the principles of the Black Radical tradition, these tools use a series of prompts and choices that challenge structural inequalities and affect positive social change at the community level to transform social realities.

Their mission is to promote and extend the legacy of art in Black radical histories by providing innovative education alternatives centered in Black love. They have held over 100 workshops on radical Black politics and public interventions that address local community needs, serving over 400 students, and also produced three Black Love Fests, collaborated with more than 40 professional artists, and partnered with over 50 organizations.

 

WHAT:Bandung Community Conversation: The Black School

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 20 @ 12PM – 6PM

LOCATION:  Zoom / The talk will be livestreamed HERE.

RSVP: https://bit.ly/theblackschool

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.

 

Accessibility: If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please email jlee@aaartsalliance.org.

Recordings: This event will be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube after it concludes.

 

 

About the Bandung Residency

The residency is named for the groundbreaking 1955 summit held in Bandung, Indonesia, bringing together leaders from 29 newly independent Asian and African states emerging from colonial rule, with the aim of ending racial discrimination and ensuring collaboration and a peaceful coexistence. This Residency is made possible through the NYS AAPI Community Fund, Ford Foundation, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, and Apicha Community Health Center.

 

About The Black School

The Black School is an experimental art school teaching Black and people of color students and allies to become agents of change, founded by Joseph Cuillier III and Shani Peters in 2016. Their mission is to promote and extend the legacy of art in Black radical histories by providing innovative education alternatives centered in Black love. They have held over 100 workshops on radical Black politics and public interventions that address local community needs, serving over 400 students, and also produced three Black Love Fests, collaborated with more than 40 professional artists, and partnered with over 50 organizations.

 

Shani Peters (b. 1981 Lansing, MI) is a multi-disciplinary artist based in New Orleans, LA. She holds a BA from Michigan State University and an MFA from the City College of New York. Peters has presented work in the US and abroad at the New Museum, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem; Seoul Art Space Geumcheon in South Korea; the National Gallery of Zimbabwe; and the Bauhaus Dessau. Selected residencies include those hosted by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, The Laundromat Project (NY), and Project Row Houses (TX). Her work has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Creative Capital, the Rauschenberg Foundation, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Peters is a former faculty member of The City College of New York, Pratt Institute, and Parsons School of Design. She is a Co-Director of The Black School, an artist initiated experimental art school that is presently working to build a physical home for it’s art education and community programing in New Orlean’s 7th Ward. She is a current Creative Capital Awardee and the 2021 CAPE Artist in Residence at Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, MS.

Time

July 18, 2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

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