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The Africa Center - Remembering our Past in our Present

The Africa Center / African Designers: Remembering our Past in our Present

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In our continued effort to transform narratives about Africa, its Diaspora, and the role of people of African descent in the world, The Africa Center presents “African Designers: Remembering our Past in our Present.” This virtual conversation will explore how designers are incorporating African traditions and practices into contemporary global design. Featured speakers will include designers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. “African Designers: Remembering our Past in our Present” will also highlight how designers are re-interpreting and re-imagining the past for the benefit of our shared and collective global present and future. Speakers will include Mimi Plange (Ghanaian-American fashion designer) and Jomo Tariku (Ethiopian-American furniture designer). The conversation will be moderated by artist, activist, and founder of Black Artists + Designers Guild, Malene Barnett.

The Africa Center serves as the hub for the exchange of ideas around culture, business, and policy related to the continent. In the spirit of collaboration and engagement with individuals and institutions who share the Center’s values, The Africa Center inspires enthusiasm, and advances thought and action around Africa’s global influence and impact on our collective and shared futures. For more information on The Africa Center, please visit www.theafricacenter.org and follow us on all social media channels using @TheAfricaCenter.

Learn more at https://www.theafricacenter.org/events/african-designers-remembering-our-past-in-our-present/.


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST


Event Format
Event Type
Talk/Lecture, Special Event
Open to Public and Design Trade
Design Discipline
Architecture, Graphics and Branding, Product Design, Outdoors