Laboratory for Suburbia: Sprawl Session 2—Black Suburban Imaginaries
Laboratory for Suburbia continues with the second in a series of online “Sprawl Sessions”—public exchanges considering strategies for site-specific art and tactical design in the complex spaces of 21st-century suburbia.
Starting with a postmortem on Campaign 2020’s “suburban strategies,” turning to the pivotal Black voter blocks that decided landmark elections in suburban St. Louis and Atlanta, and opening up to address the ways Black spatial imaginaries inhabit and transform suburbanized landscapes of power, Laboratory for Suburbia’s next online event will consider predominantly Black suburbias as sites—and sources—for critical art and design practice. Titled “Sprawl Session 2: Black Suburban Imaginaries,” this event will feature architects Germane Barnes and Mira Henry; artists Davion Alston, Autumn Knight, and lauren woods; scholars Matthew Lassiter and Jodi Rios (BA90); and others to be announced. The event will be held online via Zoom; register here.