How to Survive the End of the World is a four-part program series exploring the ways in which artists and art workers express social, cultural and political philosophies through their art practice. During Design as Social Practice, curator Gee Wesley and graphic designer Jerome Harris will discuss graphic, exhibition and programming design as a social practice. RSVP required. Zoom details will be sent via confirmation email.
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Gee Wesley is an arts organizer born in Monrovia, Liberia, and based in New York. Wesley has held previous positions as Program Director at Recess (Brooklyn, NY), Curatorial Fellow at Sculpture Center (Queens, NY), Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia, PA), and adjunct faculty in the Curatorial Practice MFA program at the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD). He is a founder and co-director of Ulises, a bookshop and curatorial platform based in Philadelphia. Wesley is an M.A. candidate at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.
Jerome Harris is a graphic designer, educator, and curator from New Haven, CT, currently based in Richmond, VA. Harris’ design practice is focused on working with, for, and in the service of Black people, the LGBTQIA community, and other marginalized populations through his personal and professional work. His research on twentieth century African-American graphic designers has grown into a touring exhibition, with it’s next stop at Boston University this Fall. He holds an MFA in graphic design from Yale University and a BA from Temple University.