Sites of Resistance
Design as Protest
Please join us in celebrating Dr. King’s legacy by participating in Design as Protest. This workshop is part of the event series associated with our Fall exhibit, Sites of Resistance: An Exhibit Exploring Geographies + Histories of Social Change in New Orleans.
The first Design as Protest workshop took place in January 2017 as a nation-wide action that connected activists, community organizers, architects, planners, designers, and artists with the direct intention of utilizing their skillsets to stand up to injustice, discrimination, and hate. Design as Protest is a project of Colloquate, a nonprofit design firm based in New Orleans.
Sites of Resistance works to reframe a dominant narrative that has obscured New Orleans’ historical role as a site of intense organizing, legal strategy, labor struggle, and civil rights activism. By elevating lineages and spaces of dissent and marginalized stories of inter-racial collaboration, as well as histories of direct conflict and challenge in contested spaces, we hope to reconnect our audience with the possibilities for making change that have been erased from our civic framework.
Curated by our Public Programs Manager, Sue Mobley, this exhibit and the associated event series are made possible through the generous support of the Surdna Foundation.