The View From Here is a series of conversations with Black American designers and artists focused on exploring how the environment of Black neighborhoods impacted the work of the creatives over time. Our partnership on Unearthing the Black Aesthetic opened the conversation to understanding how our built environment effects our sense of aesthetics and creative output. Here we use our platform to promote discussion with Black artists willing to partake in the discussion and share their personal experience with us. We hope to add to the conversation by showing the multiplicity of what is blanketed as the black experience. It is the hope that this can also spark conversation around topics like gentrification and identity in the built environment.
Featuring: Renee Rutherford, Duane Gordon, Patrick Dougher, Robert Clarke