Torkwase Dyson: Black Compositional Thought

Mar 20, 2021

10:30am – 11:00am CT

Drawing on the artist’s theory of “black compositional thought ”, Torkwase Dyson brings Architect Mario Gooden and architect, writer and curator Andrés Jaque to discuss art, climate, migration and the architectural imagination in the time of the  “Plantationocene.” Two of the most pressing issues of our time are capitalism human-induced climate change and their indelible relationship to modernism, racial/plantation slavery and industrialized white supremacy. In relation to Dyson’s work the three consider the following: What of art and architecture composed from quotidian histories of autonomous indigenous and black world building? And how do new encounters with scale, distance, water and evolving ecosystems shape infrastructures where liberation systems live on?

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Mario Gooden

Huff + Gooden Architects

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Andrés Jaque

Andrés Jaque / Office For Political Innovation

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