Tuesdays, 1–4 pm
Public Lecture Series: https://www.media.mit.edu/posts/public-guest-lectures-black-mobility-and-safety-in-the-us/
In this seminar and studio, we’ll listen, learn, reflect and respond to issues around mobility (physical, mental, socio-economical, political, etc) and safety for Black Americans through words, images, and sounds that reference social science and anti-racist research. This two-semester course is organized into two-week topics around living while Black. The first semester will include: birthing, breathing, sleeping, eating, and walking; the second: learning, voting, driving, working, and loving. The first-semester course is not required for the second.
By the end of each semester, students will have the resources and tools to actively listen and respond critically to issues of Black mobility in the context of their own fields and their purposes. Weekly meetings will be organized around private group discussions on assigned materials, public lectures from guests ranging from designers and urban planners to activists and social scientists, and private individual presentations for the group.