7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (EDT)

The GSD is pleased to present a series of talks and webinars broadcast to our audiences via Zoom.

*The GSD’s Spring 2021 Public Programs are all virtual and require registration. For security reasons, virtual attendees must register. Scroll down to find complete instructions for how to register.

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Based on our commitment to community building and our core principles of Black love, wellness, and self determination, The Black School’s mission is to promote and extend the legacy of art in Black radical histories by providing innovative education alternatives centered in Black love. Through youth art workshops, community wide events/programing, and our student staffed art and design studio, we use art to transform social realities while celebrating Black people’s history and the beauty and ingenuity of our ever evolving culture.

The Black School (TBS) is an experimental art school teaching Black/PoC students and allies to become agents of change through art workshops on radical Black politics and public interventions that address local community needs. TBS was founded by Joseph Cuillier III and Shani Peters in 2016. We are socially engaged artists, designers, and educators with a combined 20 years of relevant experience working at the intersections of K-12/university teaching, art, design, and activism. In five years we have served over 400 students, facilitated over 100 workshops and classes, produced three Black Love Fests, collaborated with more than 40 professional artists, trained and employed 16 design apprentices, and partnered with over 50 organizations. With this foundation of programmatic success, we are now working towards our ultimate goal to build a Black Art School in Joseph’s hometown of New Orleans, LA.

Bryan C. Lee Jr. is the Design Principal of Colloqate and a national Design Justice Advocate. Lee has twelve years of experience in the field of architecture Lee is the founding organizer of the Design Justice Platform and organized the Design As Protest National Day of Action. Bryan has led two award-winning architecture and design programs for high school students through the Arts Council of New Orleans and the National Organization of Minority Architects.

How to Join

Register to attend the symposium here. Once you have registered, you will be provided with a link to join the lecture via Zoom. This link will also be emailed to you.

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The event will also be live streamed to the GSD’s YouTube page. Only viewers who are attending the lecture via Zoom will be able to submit questions for the Q+A. If you would like to submit questions for the speakers in advance of the event, please click here.

Live captioning will be provided during this event. A transcript will be available roughly two weeks after the event, upon request.

Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the events office at (617) 496-2414 or [email protected].