• Black Reconstruction Collective Manifesting Textile
    The Museum of Modern Art, New York
    Feb 20, 2021 to May 31, 2021
    Black Reconstruction Collective

“Exodusters,” 1933. Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Nicodemus Town Company, Benjamin "Pap" Singleton, W R Hill, Richard Wagner, Robert Richmond, Deteel Patterson Tiller, et al., Fraser, Clayton B, and William T Belleau, photographer(s). Nicodemus Historic District, Nicodemus, Graham County, KS. Kansas Nicodemus Graham County, 1933. Photograph Courtesy Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ks0077/

A multi-layered textile installation with the Black Reconstruction Collective (BRC)’s Manifesting Statement and QR code created for exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, as part of Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America. The QR code links to a tab on the BRC’s website and includes the work of various design practices and collectives around the world who are also working on the ongoing and incomplete project of emancipation for the African Diaspora. The web platform serves as a living document that is continually updated.

The Black Reconstruction Collective (BRC) provides funding, design, and intellectual support to the ongoing and incomplete project of emancipation for the African Diaspora. The BRC is committed to multiscalar and multidisciplinary work dedicated to dismantling systemic white supremacy and hegemonic whiteness within art, design, and academia. Founded by a group of Black architects, artists, designers, and scholars, the BRC aims to amplify knowledge production and spatial practices by individuals and organizations that further the reconstruction project. The BRC engages the public through an annual process of reviewing proposals and providing critical and financial support to projects that have been selected by the committee. This work manifests in built commissions, research funding, exhibitions, events, and publications, that collectively imagine transformations to the built environment in the Black Radical Tradition.

The Black Reconstruction Collective is Emanuel Admassu, Germane Barnes, Sekou Cooke, J. Yolande Daniels, Felecia Davis, Mario Gooden, Walter Hood, Olalekan Jeyifous, V. Mitch McEwen, and Amanda Williams.