Black culture and history

Making the Nation’s Table: Celebrating Black American Food Contributions

Making the Nation’s Table: Celebrating Black American Food Contributions

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In celebration of Black History Month, SEGD is sharing stories of Black History-themed projects all throughout February. Next up: SEGD member firm Blue Telescope’s partnership with the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) and the design inspirations behind African/American: Making the Nation’s Table billed as “the first-of-its-kind exhibition celebrating the countless contributions of Black chefs, farmers, and food and drink producers who have laid the foundation for American food culture.” Read on! (And try not to get too hungry!)

International African American Museum: An Update

The International African American Museum

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In March 2021, SEGD posted an article about the International African American Museum (IAAM) currently under construction in Charleston, South Carolina. SEGD recently spoke with the museum’s exhibition designers at Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) to learn what types of experiences they are creating for the project. Here’s an update on the project and a glimpse of what to expect. 

Local Projects Talks with HBO: Greenwood Rising

Local Projects Talks with HBO: Greenwood Rising

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In honor of the six-month anniversary of the new Greenwood Rising Black Wall Street History Center—and in recognition of Black History Month—SEGD member firm Local Projects is releasing a never-before-seen panel discussion between the creators of HBO’s Watchmen and the designers of the Greenwood Rising exhibitions. Read on to learn how you can view this talk, virtually, beginning February 24. 

SEGD: A Resource for Black History Experiences

National Museum of African American Music

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Black History Month is here! And SEGD is a great resource for information about exceptional experience design projects featuring Black History themes. SEGD members can access past articles and event videos covering a range of African American history topics, including the work of design studios and cultural organizations who help illuminate these sometimes “untold histories” to the public. Below are links to some previous SEGD articles—and get ready to see new Black History articles featured throughout February 2022!

2021 E+E Keynote: Greenwood Rising

Greenwood Rising's Journey Toward Racial Reconciliation: Community Commitments

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SEGD’s 2021 Exhibition + Experience event culminates on Thursday afternoon, August 5, with a keynote presentation by L’Rai Arthur-Mensa (Local Projects, New York, NY) and Phillip Keith Armstrong (Greenwood Rising, Tulsa, OK). Their presentation celebrates the official opening of the new Greenwood Rising Black Wall Street History Center this month in Tulsa, which tells the story of the Greenwood District and the resiliency of it’s community.

5 African American Museums and Cultural Centers

Freedom Rides Museum, photo credit Freedom Rides Museum

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Black History Month continues into March here at SEGD! In this article we explore five museums and cultural centers featuring different aspects of African American history—from slave ships to the civil rights movement, and from the Underground Railroad to free Black communities. Each of these organizations face their own unique challenges, especially in this time of pandemic. Read on to discover how designers can—and have—helped these institutions by designing experiences to engage visitors and generate greater public interest in the museum’s missions.

Equity and Justice in the COVID Age

Equity and Justice in the COVID Age

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Throughout February, SEGD is focusing on the importance of experience design and experience designers to amplify, celebrate and bring Black culture and history to the forefront. To do this, we are sharing a curated weekly series of video presentations from 2020 featuring designers in our SEGD community speaking about their roles in presenting difficult historical topics while engaging audiences through specific design strategies. Next up, on February 17, is “Equity and Justice in the COVID Age” presented by Andy Chen and Waqas Jawaid of Isometric Studio.

African American History and Culture Projects Honored by SEGD GDA’s

African American History and Culture Projects—Honored by SEGD GDA’s

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SEGD’s Global Design Awards set the standard of excellence for experiential graphic design, honoring work that connects people to place through engaging storytelling. The GDAs also celebrate projects that inspire and improve the human experience, including those that reflect the narratives of traditionally underrepresented communities. The GDA winners outlined below—both past and present—amplify, celebrate and bring African American culture and history to the forefront in exemplary ways.

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