DC Public Library: Black History Month
Voice of America (Interview in Amharic)
Jomo Tariku - Time Travel Through Design - CADA 13th Annual Panel Discussion Presentation
Join an extraordinary group of creators and thinkers to explore Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s prescient, boundary-busting work. We’ve asked our special guests to choose objects in the exhibition Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction and reflect on their meaning today.
As the design world comes to terms with its lack of representation, diversity and inclusion, Black designers, artists, and artisans are forging ahead, creating collectives and support groups to encourage, inspire, and promote the work of their members. Three members of one such group, the Black Artists and Designers Guild—founder Malene Barnett, interior designer Beth Diana Smith, and furniture maker Jomo Tariku—tell why such groups are so important, how social media inspires action, what they see ahead, and why they are no longer look for traditional mainstream support or press acclaim as they pursue their creative visions.