An Inquiry Into Black Space

Virgil Abloh and ALASKA ALASKA gather a collective of Black architects, artists, and creatives to discuss what Black space means to them.

by GARAGE Magazine
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Oct 30 2020, 1:00pm

Earlier this summer, as we put together GARAGE Issue 19 amidst quarantines and Black Lives Matter demonstrations and protests, we started thinking: what if the Greenwood district in Tulsa, Oklahoma hadn't burned to the ground during the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921? We reached out to designer Virgil Abloh—who earned a masters in architecture before founding Off-White and becoming the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear—and Black-owned design and creative agency ALASKA ALASKA to convene a collective of Black architects, artists, and creatives to explore the meaning of Black space. The resulting dossier—a document that feels alive and malleable, a place where ideas can live and thrive—exists now, in cyberspace, as its own microsite. Click to visit below.

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An Inquiry into Black Space

Art Direction & Design ALASKA ALASKA’s DANIEL BELLIZIO, TAWANDA CHIWESHE, CATHERINE ESCHERT, FRANCISCO GASPAR, BRIAN IGEL, KEVIN MCINTOSH JR, ERICA MORELLI, ATHITHTHAN SELVENDRAN, OANA STANESCU and KLARA ZEPP Microsite Design VICTORIA PANDEIRADA and SHANNON BOTTS Special Thanks CHLOE WAYNE, MAHFUZ SULTAN, and OLUWADEMILADE OYEYINKA

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