Design Department Lecture Series: Nekita Thomas

Researcher, educator, and visual designer Nekita Thomas will lead a discussion on social practice and critical race design.

The School of Fine and Performing ArtsDesign Department will host a lecture from artist Nekita Thomas as a part of their ongoing Lecture Series.

Thomas is a visual designer, researcher, and educator with expertise in critical race design, user-centered design, and social practice. Thomas examines the exclusion and misrepresentation of race in design. Her practice includes installation, urban interventions, product design, and systems design. Through the activation of urban public space, Thomas engages communities to examine their inner and outer lives as it relates to the function of racial identity.

The Lecture Series strives to bring local, national, and international talent in the areas of art and design to Columbia. The series aims to engage students from across the college with makers, practitioners, and scholars in a wide variety of creative fields.

Design Department Lecture Series: Nekita Thomas
Wednesday, November 14
6-7p.m.
Hokin Lecture Hall
623 S. Wabash Ave., Room 109