Pass The Mic: Anti-Racist Architecture with Professor Susan Kart

March 25, 2021

On Thursday, March 18, Workshop/APD welcomed Professor Susan Kart for the latest installment in our Pass The Mic ongoing series. Professor Kart, an expert in African art and architecture, spoke about anti-racist architecture and finding inspiration beyond prevailing Euro-centric examples, and highlighted a number of established and upcoming architects, designers and makers in Africa and across the globe as a means of building broader perspectives. View the video below!

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Professor Kart is a historian of the arts and architecture of Africa and currently holds a joint appointment in the Art, Architecture & Design Department and the Africana Studies program at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA). Her research and publications focus on independence era art in Senegal, the exhibition, display and consumption of African art objects, and sustainable 21st African architecture.

She has published with NEAS (Senegal), and her work is featured in the journals Third Text (London), African Arts, Critical Interventions and Visual Resources among others. A current book manuscript, The Body in African Art: Contemporary Artists and Colonial History, is under review with Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Workshop/APD is proud to support NOMA and its efforts to build a more diverse, equitable, accessible architecture & design industry. In honor of the event, a donation has been made to the organization’s Project Pipeline. To join us in supporting this important work, visit NOMA’s donation page here.