Join us for a conversation on MoMA’s recent exhibition, Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America, with curators Sean Anderson and Mabel Wilson.

MoMA’s pioneering new exhibition interrogates how race structures the American city. The exhibition presents newly commissioned works situated across 10 cities, proposing alternative futures on sites from avenues of Oakland to the front porches of Miami. The architects, designers and artists aim to confront the enduring legacy of anti-Black racism and revalue Black life in the built environment.

Following a presentation with curators Sean Anderson and Mabel Wilson, we invited current Forefront fellows and alumni Alp Bozkurt, Jhordan Channer, Sheila Lin, Nova Lucero, Emma Silverblatt, April de Simone, and Addison Vawters to reflect: what does an architecture of redress and recovery look like in the American city?

Listen back below.


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About the Exhibition ↓

MoMA’s first exhibition to explore the relationship between architecture and the spaces of African American and African diaspora communities, Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America presents 11 newly commissioned works by architects, designers, and artists that explore ways in which histories can be made visible and equity can be built. The show is open until May 31 – if you are unable to visit the exhibition, we welcome you to enroll today in a free online course offered by the museum.

Photo: Installation view of “Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America,” at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Robert Gerhardt.