Who Controls Cultural Heritage?

Lucas Lixinski (image courtesy Lucas Lixinski) MUMBAI — The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) was founded on November 16, 1945 as an agency of the UN with a view to building peace and dialogue through culture and education. It has nearly 200 member countries, and the Continue Reading

African-American Designers Hidden in Plain Sight

Sawyer’s model G View-Master designed by Charles “Chuck” Harrison (image via Wikipedia) I recently participated in a symposium dedicated to celebrating the rich contributions made to design history by Black designers in Chicago. The presentations often interrogated the absence of these names and the histories of established canons. I focused Continue Reading