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Unearthing a Black Aesthetic: Conversation with Demar Matthews & Kevin Sherrod
July 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
SoCal NOMA hosts a dynamic conversation with Los Angeles-based architectural designer and theorist, Demar Matthews, Principal of OffTop Design and adjunct faculty at Long Beach City College, and Kevin Sherrod, Arts and Culture Practice Area Leader from Gensler, LA and design faculty at USC. Matthews and Sherrod will discuss OffTOP’s work in the development of a Black architectural language, how their visions align, as well as their collaborative work, which investigates the power of architecture as a cultural signifier and vehicle of traditions, values, and identity for Black communities.
Unearthing a Black Aesthetic: Conversation with Demar Matthews & Kevin Sherrod, will take place within the critically acclaimed exhibition Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip Hop Architecture at Helms Bakery District.