A collection of haunting and astonishing portraits of African-American life will accompany the book-in-progress Segregation by Design: Conversations for Action and Collected Essay. Working in concert with Catalina Freixas (Washington University) and Mark Abbott (Harris-Stowe), Lacks’ photographs illustrate topics around the issue of segregation.
The book project is the result of two additional projects: an undergraduate course, Segregation by Design, and a series of conversations among scholars from regional institutions, members of nonprofit organizations and government agencies were recorded and later curated as a collection of conversations on American Apartheid.
The course Segregation by Design is supported by The Divided City: An Urban Humanities Initiative, funded by the Mellon Foundation and coordinated by the Center for the Humanities in partnership with the Sam Fox School of Architecture and the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design. The gatherings Freixas and Abbott hosted were funded through the Office of the Provost’s Bring Your Own Idea program. The book is funded by the WashU Ferguson Academic Seed Fund through the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost and WashU Libraries, as well as a Sam Fox School Creative Research Activity Grant.
CONTACT: Catalina Freixas, email@example.com