#DIFFERENTTOMORROWS



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DIFFERENT

TOMORROWS:
DESIGN FUTURES BEYOND THE BAUHAUS

In this 100th year anniversary of the Bauhaus, design communities around the world are surrounded by events seeking to further/re 
solidify the school’s Impact and influence on Design in the 21st Century. In contrast,
Different Tomorrows: Design Futures Beyond the Bauhaus seeks to complicate the default narratives canonized within the disciplines of design and instead, decenter the Bauhaus as the movement of record. Seeing it as one of many discourses across the globe, envisioning practices of design whose politics, aesthetics, ideologies and cultures
critically engage with questions of race, gender, access and worldview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIFFERENT

TOMORROWS:
BEYOND
WHITENESS

 an assembling of writers, artists, designers and activists exploring
ethnofuturisms (afro, chicanix, indigenous) and the ultra unreal.

The ongoing series of events includes screenings, listenings, 
discussions, workshops, symposium and an ongoing series of projects lead by
Elizabeth Chin & Sean Donahue— exploring forms of futurity whose politics, aesthetics, ideologies and cultures are black, brown and yellow.

Different Tomorrows repositions design discourse beyond the eurocentric, techo-determinist normalities of the past / present / future distinctions and instead looks at time refracted through prisms of race, gender and inequality.  

ASSEMBLINGS

 

Elizabeth & Sean Present Different 
Tomorrows
at SXSW '18

—Listen Here

Different Tomorrows 
Exhibition Designing Futures Beyond Whiteness Opens—Art Center College of Design

 

Different Tomorrows Symposium Designing Futures Beyond Whiteness —Art Center College of Design

—Listen Here

 
 
 
PROGRAM

DIFFERENT TOMORROWS

DESIGN FUTURES

BEYOND THE BAUHAUS


 

10/01/19 - 10/5/19 

DIFFERENT TOMORROWS: DESIGN FUTURES BEYOND THE BAUHAUS
A READING ROOM ASSEMBLING
 // WINDTUNNEL GALLERY

ArtCenter College of Design, South Campus
READING ROOM 

A selection of 100 texts/projects in this 100th year that complicate

the default narratives of the Bauhaus legacy and beyond. 

OPEN DAILY 10:00AM - 4:00PM

GRADUATE CENTER FOR CRITICAL PRACTICE

WIND TUNNEL GALLERY

ArtCenter College of Design, South Campus

950 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA

10/01/19 // TUESDAY // 10:00AM

Bauhaus Beginnings
Docent Tour 
 // Getty Center
Los Angeles, CA USA

An exclusive tour of the GETTY CENTER BAUHAUS Archives

http://www.getty.edu/research/exhibitions_events/exhibitions/bauhaus/beginnings/index.html

Due to the delicate and archival nature of the materials, participation is limited.
Due to overwhelming interest we have reached our maximum number of participants,
Registration is now closed.

10/02/19 // WEDNESDAY // 5:00PM - 8:00PM

DIFFERENT 

TOMORROWS:
DESIGN FUTURES

BEYONG THE

BAUHAUS
Reception & Symposium

AN ASSEMBLING //

GRADUATE CENTER FOR CRITICAL PRACTICE

WIND TUNNEL GALLERY,

ArtCenter College of Design, South Campus

950 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA

 

4:00 - Reading Room Walk-through

5:00 - Opening Remarks

5:30 - Elizabeth Otto

6:00 - Leah Haiso

6:30 - Raquel Franklin

7:00 - Discussion // Q&A

7:30 - Closing Remarks


GUEST PRESENTERS:

Dr. Elizabeth Otto

Elizabeth will join us via video conferencing technology
Associate Professor, Modern & Contemporary Art History, The University at Buffalo (SUNY)

2019-2020 Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Washington, DC

 

Recent & Forthcoming Books
Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective, Bloomsbury 

Haunted Bauhaus: Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics, MIT Press.

"In Haunted Bauhaus, art historian Elizabeth Otto liberates Bauhaus history, uncovering a movement that is vastly more diverse and paradoxical than previously assumed. Otto traces the surprising trajectories of the school's engagement with occult spirituality, gender fluidity, queer identities, and radical politics. The Bauhaus, she shows us, is haunted by these untold stories." 


Dr. Leah Hsiao

Leah will join us via video conferencing technology
Lecturer, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China

Researcher, Bauhaus Lab: Global Modernism Studies at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation


Co-Author 
The Bauhaus and China: Present, Past, and Future

"...the Bauhaus is predominantly seen through the lens of its subsequent transpositions to new cultural contexts, here specifically the United States. It is no longer fixed in early twentieth-century Germany but perceived as a mobile resource that can be mined to “extract” whatever might be useful. Whatever its original utopian dimensions, the Bauhaus “revolution” is judged to be safe enough to work quietly and pragmatically under the surface of urbanization and modernization without destabilizing the social structure...”

Dr. Raquel Franklin
Raquel will join us in person 

Head of Theory of Architecture Department, Universidad Anáhuac México

Founding Member, Mexican Chapter of DOCOMOMO

Former Fellow, Kulturstiftung des Bundes at the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau

 

Author
Of Art and Politics: Hannes Meyer and the Taller de Gráfica Popular

"The Mexico of President Lázaro Cárdenas del Río (1934–40) was a fertile ground for the development of ideological questions, especially those originating from the left. The expropriation of oil fields, mining and large estates in 1938, the refuge granted Spanish republicans and members of the International Brigades in 1939, and the accord of mutual support between the government and syndicalist organizations all favored the formation of artistic and cultural groups willing to take part in the consolidation of revolutionary ideals which, until that point, had made little progress. Among these organizations was the Taller de Gráfica Popular, the Workshop of Popular Graphics."

 

10/3/19 // THURSDAY //  4:30PM - 5:30PM

A READING // WINDTUNNEL GALLERY

ArtCenter College of Design, South Campus
READING ROOM reading

A curated reading of selections from the Reading Room

read by guests followed by discussion 

GRADUATE CENTER FOR CRITICAL PRACTICE,

WIND TUNNEL GALLERY,

ArtCenter College of Design, South Campus

950 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA

10/4/19 // FRIDAY //  4:30PM - 5:30PM

MEDIA ASSEMBLING // WINDTUNNEL GALLERY, ArtCenter College of Design, South Campus

Screening projects and works frequently excluded from the Bauhaus Design History Canon

followed by discussion 

PROGRAM

DIFFERENT TOMORROWS

DESIGNING FUTURES

BEYOND WHITENESS


 

11/01/17 - 12/01/17

GRAPHIC DISCOURSES PUBLICATION EXHIBIT // JAMES LEMONT FOGG LIBRARY, ACCD
Including works from:

Octavia E. Butler, Ta-Nehisi Coates, James EugenePaul Louise Julie, Ernest Hogan, Andre Human, Loyiso Mkize, Damien Scott, Ytasha Womack


 

11/5/17 // SUNDAY // 

DIFFERENT TOMORROWS: SHOW OPENING // WINDTUNNEL GALLERY, ArtCenter College of Design, South Campus

11/9/17 // THURSDAY // 6:00PM - 8:00PM

DESIGN DIALOGUES //  WINDTUNNEL GALLERY, ArtCenter College of Design, South Campus

GUEST PRESENTER:
Naima Keith 

Deputy Director, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

caamuseum.org
naimajkeith.com

11/13/17 // MONDAY // 1:30PM - 3:30PM

Octavia E. Butler Archive:
Docent Tour
 // HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, Pasadena, CA

An exclusive tour of the Octavia E. Butler Archives

http://www.huntington.org/octaviabutler/

Due to the delicate and archival nature of the materials, participation is limited.
Pre-registration is required to be considered for participation. 

REGISTRATION FULL!!! 
Thank you everyone for such an enthusiastic turn out!

11/14/17 // TUESDAY //  3:00PM - 6:00PM

MEDIA ASSEMBLING // WINDTUNNEL GALLERY, ArtCenter College of Design, South Campus

Screening works from:

Wanuri Kahiu, Larissa Sansour, Jonathan Dotse & Kabiru Seidu, Simon Rittmeier, Andrew Kaggia, Saya Woolfalk and Rachel Lears, 

Parliament Funkadelic, Sun Ra and Alex Rivera


 

11/15/17 // WEDNESDAY // 3:00PM - 6:00PM

MEDIA ASSEMBLING // WINDTUNNEL GALLERY, ArtCenter College of Design, South Campus

Listening works from:
DJ Oyinboy & Emma Dabiri, Moor Mother, Drexciya, Deltron 3030, Rammellzee, Chimurenga, Black Earth Ensemble
 

11/16/17 // THURSDAY // 5:00PM - 9:00PM

DIFFERENT 

TOMORROWS:
BEYOND WHITENESS
 

Reception & Symposium

AN ASSEMBLING //

WIND TUNNEL GALLERY,

ArtCenter College of Design, South Campus

950 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA

 

5:00 - Gallery Walk-through

6:00 - Opening Remarks

6:30 - John Jennings

7:00 - Catherine Ramírez

7:30 - Rasheedah Phillips

8:00 - Discussion // Q&A

8:30 - Closing Remarks

+ - Afro-Futurist DJ Set

GUEST PRESENTERS:

John Jennings

Cartoonist, Designer and Graphic Novelist
http://creativewriting.ucr.edu/people/Jennings/index.html

Catherine Ramírez 

Author, Afrofuturism/Chicanafuturism: Fictive Kin

Director, Chicano Latino Research Center, University of California Santa Cruz

catherinesramirez.sites.ucsc.edu

clrc.ucsc.edu

Rasheedah Phillips 

Black Quantum Futurism & Community Futures Lab

blackquantumfuturism.tumblr.com

afrofuturistaffair.com

ABOUT

Different Tomorrows: Beyond Whiteness is part of an ongoing research platform organized and lead by Elizabeth Chin & Sean Donahue both faculty in the Graduate Media Design Practices Program at ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles, CA, USA. The project situates itself in sites across the globe to develop new platforms for design practice that recognize and challenge the politics of power and inequality that are materialized in design aesthetics, practices, pedagogies and systems.

 
CONTACT

Sean Donahue
sdonahue@artcenter.edu

Elizabeth Chin
e.chin@artcenter.edu

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