The Design Center will be closed from Dec 18 - Feb 1. Design Center staff will still offer virtual consultations through the winter interim. Please email designcenter@barnard.edu with questions for design-related support.

Jan 26

SPARK with Kamal Sinclair :: On Imagining New Futures

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  • Add to Calendar 2022-01-26 18:00:00 2022-01-26 19:00:00 SPARK with Kamal Sinclair :: On Imagining New Futures Kamal Sinclair is making the world more beautiful as the Executive System Co-Leader of the Guild of Future Architects. At its core, future architecture is a values-based, collaborative approach to actualizing systemic change. Join us for a conversation with Kamal on how we can get to work building the world we want to live in. We will discuss the art and practice of future architecture and the potential for transformational impact to advance justice, inclusion and shared prosperity. Sinclair served as an External Advisor to the MacArthur Foundation’s Journalism & Media Program, a Creative Advisor to For Freedoms, a member of Sharon Chang’s Family Office (Dream Office of Imaginary Friends) and as an advisory board member of MIT’s Center for Advanced Virtuality, Starfish Incubator, and Eyebeam. Previously, she was the Director of Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Labs Program, which supports artists working at the convergence of film, art, media and technology. During that period, she consulted for the Ford Foundation’s JustFilms program on a research project aimed at furthering equality in emerging media, which resulted in “Making a New Reality.” Sinclair got her start in emerging media as an artist and producer on Question Bridge: Black Males. This event is co-sponsored by Barnard's Design Center.   Funding for SPARK is provided by the Harnisch Foundation.   Barnard College provides reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you need individual disability-related accommodations for this event in order to be able to attend, we encourage you to inform us in advance in order for us to accommodate you. Possible accommodations can include real-time captioning, ASL interpretation, Braille handouts, wheelchair accessibility and more. Specific individual requests can be made via our department's email: athenacenter@barnard.edu or by filling out the Event Accessibility Request Form. Virtual Barnard College barnard-admin@digitalpulp.com America/New_York public

Kamal Sinclair is making the world more beautiful as the Executive System Co-Leader of the Guild of Future Architects. At its core, future architecture is a values-based, collaborative approach to actualizing systemic change. Join us for a conversation with Kamal on how we can get to work building the world we want to live in. We will discuss the art and practice of future architecture and the potential for transformational impact to advance justice, inclusion and shared prosperity.

Sinclair served as an External Advisor to the MacArthur Foundation’s Journalism & Media Program, a Creative Advisor to For Freedoms, a member of Sharon Chang’s Family Office (Dream Office of Imaginary Friends) and as an advisory board member of MIT’s Center for Advanced Virtuality, Starfish Incubator, and Eyebeam.

Previously, she was the Director of Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Labs Program, which supports artists working at the convergence of film, art, media and technology. During that period, she consulted for the Ford Foundation’s JustFilms program on a research project aimed at furthering equality in emerging media, which resulted in “Making a New Reality.”

Sinclair got her start in emerging media as an artist and producer on Question Bridge: Black Males.

This event is co-sponsored by Barnard's Design Center.

 

Funding for SPARK is provided by the Harnisch Foundation.

 

Barnard College provides reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you need individual disability-related accommodations for this event in order to be able to attend, we encourage you to inform us in advance in order for us to accommodate you. Possible accommodations can include real-time captioning, ASL interpretation, Braille handouts, wheelchair accessibility and more. Specific individual requests can be made via our department's email: athenacenter@barnard.edu or by filling out the Event Accessibility Request Form.