Black Design: History, Theory & Practice featuring Jomo Tariku

Wed, Feb 12, 2020, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Stanhope Hall Room 201 (Barfield-Johnson Seminar Room)
Department of African American Studies

This event is part of our 2019-2020 Faculty-Graduate Seminar series. We explore what it means to “do” Black Studies in practice-based fields

About this Event

As our media-saturated culture exhausts every possible angle of consuming race, a new generation of scholars, activists, and artists has turned to investigating the structuring conditions of how blackness is experienced in everyday life.

Jomo Tariku is a renowned Ethiopian American artist and industrial designer. He is the founder of Jomo Furniture, a line of modern African-themed furniture. Tariku has had his work shown at Downtown Design Dubai, Venice Design, Africa by Design, and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Based in Virginia, Tariku is also a data scientist with experience in web development, graphics, 2D and 3D animation, and data visualization.




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