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J. Yolande Daniels Lecture

February 1, 2024 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM

Pratt Institute Higgins Hall Auditorium, 61 St James Pl Brooklyn, NY

Photo left: The BLACK City Astrolabe: A Constellation of African Diasporic Women Installation, in “The Laboratory of the Future,” 18th Venice Architecture Biennale, 2023. Photo right: J. Yolande Daniels.

The Lecture will feature projects from the body of work, the Black City Editions @(, which explore various mechanisms that have formed and continue to maintain segregated American cities. The archive of events and places that she catalogs in cities of the African diaspora has evolved with each project. Every edition of the Black City is contained within a matrix–a physical space-time continuum—that is tuned to focus on the events, laws, and spaces of a specific city. Her most recent edition, at the18th International Architecture exhibition Venice Biennale in 2023, represents the play between colonizing and emancipatory histories and dynamics and applies a specific human-centered narrative and lens with which to view cities. From within the matrix, one may look back and view historic patterns and project forward to speculate upon alternative futures

This event is open to the public and will be recorded.