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Unit Five. Week Twelve, 2/27. Media, Discourse, & Culture.

Updated: Feb 20, 2022

Teach Out Gathering Time

NOTE NEW DATE: Sunday, February 27. 5:00-7:00pm PST

Meeting ID: 912 5545 1845

media, discourse, & culture: unraveling american imaginaries of race, gender, and intersectional justice

the radical imagination of memory, design, architecture, and art

week co-curator: marcela washington


week twelve viewing/artifacts

1. MoMA: Reimagining Blackness and Architecture: Episode One, "Architecture, To Me, Means Power"

2. MoMA: Reimagining Blackness and Architecture: Episode Five

"Almost All Technology Has Come Through Imagining"

3. MoMA: Reimagining Blackness and Architecture: Episode Nine

"To Be Really Free is to Be Spatially Free"

4. Made by Design (Netflix), Episodes 1 (The Lady Carpenter), 2 (The Beach House Queen), & 4 (The Conservator)

5. PBS SoCal: Season 4, Episode 4 "Paul Revere Williams"

6. The Musical Art of William Banfield

7. Artist Kwame Akoto-Bamfo's work at the Equal Justice Initiative


our weekly provocations

1. Banfield, William, "Black Artistic Invisibility," in From Jubilee to Hip Hop

Banfield_Black Artistic Invisibility
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2. Dessane Lopez Cassel, “Black Visionaries Challenge the Exclusionary History of Architecture in this online MoMA Class,” Hyperallergic, March 4, 2021,

3. Arlette Hernandez, “Reimagining Blackness and Architecture. What is architecture? Ten architects featured in a new MoMA exhibition and online course weight in,” MoMA Magazine, February 25, 2021,

4. “Manifesting Statement of the Black Reconstruction Collective,” MoMA Magazine, February 24, 2021,

5. Jess Meyers, “MoMA’s Reconstructions Reaches Toward Another World,” The Architect’s Newspaper, May 20, 2021,

6. Jay Cephas, “Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America”, Artforum, April 19, 2021,

7. Alice Finney, “Titi Ogufere Spotlights Five Nigerian Designers from Made By Design Series,” Dezeen, January 27, 2022,

8. Nereya Otieno, “Paul R. Williams: Behind the Mastery of the Master Architect,” Architectural Digest, February 11, 2021,


our weekly outro

Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art...

--Ursula LeGuin



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