As, Not For: Activated

Jerome Harris

Participants explored connections between provided texts and exhibited work, creating a zine which pairs curated source materials to reveal new layers of meaning. Guided by the in-gallery readings, participants used the collected materials and texts to collage and reconfigure the work, resulting in a published dialog between the participants of the workshop and the rich history of African American Graphic Design.

In-Gallery Readings:

The Black Panther:
Black Community News Service

W.E.B. Du Bois's Data Portraits:
Visualizing Black America
by Whitney Battle-Baptiste

The New Negro:
Voices of the Harlem Renaissance
by Alain LeRoy Locke

A New Spelling of My Name
by Audre Lorde

Kara Walker;
My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love
edited by Sander Gilman

by Glenn Ligon

Black Feminist Thought
by Patricia Hill Collins

The Lost Cities of Africa
by Basil Davidson

Quaestiones Perversas
by Beatriz E. Balanta & Mary Walling Blackburn

Black Womanhood
edited by Barbara Thompson

Chronic (Kwani) :
now-now, a quarterly pan African gazette


As, Not For: Activated