Black Reconstructions: Environmental Justice
Black Reconstructions: Environmental Justice
Hear a conversation that considers how climate change and racism intersect in American cities and towns to produce risk and harm, as well as possibilities for transformation in Black spaces.
MoMA online
April 22, 2021 | 5:30 pm
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The Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY

About The Speakers

David Naguib Pellow is the department chair of Environmental Studies and director of the Global Environmental Justice Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches courses on environmental and social justice, race/class/gender and environmental conflict, human-animal conflicts, sustainability, and social change movements that confront our socio-environmental crises and social inequality.

Emanuel Admassu is a founding partner of AD—WO and an associate professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he teaches design studios and theory seminars. Admassu’s teaching, research, and design practices examine the international constellation of Afrodiasporic spaces.

Savonala Horne is the Executive Director of the Land Loss Prevention Project in North Carolina. She uses the power of the law to keep African Americans farmers from losing their land to indebtedness, legal challenges, and gentrification, while offering technical support for farmers to make their enterprises economically viable and environmentally sustainable.

Olalekan Jeyifous is an architect and visual artist. His work in public art, installation, drawing, collage, and design explores the past and potential futures of urban environments. Jeyifous has exhibited widely and has created large-scale public artworks in Brooklyn, Chicago, Durham, and Cleveland.

Image: Emanuel Admassu, Wiregrass WAHO (2020) / courtesy of MoMA