STL DW2020 Keynote Speakers: MADAD
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Presented in partnership with St. Louis Design Week
Mallory Nezam, De Nichols, and Damon Davis are the artists and designers of MADAD, a collective from St. Louis, MO. MADAD works to reimagine how joy, justice, and interactivity improve public spaces and cultural experiences in St. Louis. Their work seeks to support a new series of interactive public monuments that illuminate spatial injustice and cultural memory gaps in St. Louis, as it relates to racial division, residential displacement, and localized diaspora. Their project, Black Memory STL: Division, Displacement, and Local Diaspora, is a multi-year series of public art installations and interventions that stem from community partnerships developed through their partnerships with the Brickline Greenway development and the Griot Museum of Black History. The initial sites for the project include the Griot Museum, Millcreek Valley, and Eads Bridge. MADAD’s work seeks to integrate technology to visualize Black oral and spatial histories in interactive installations, projects, and performances.
|ABOUT THE PRESENTERS|
|Mallory Nezam – Civic Artist and Cultural Consultant
|De Nichols – Designer, Social Entrepreneur, and Keynote Lecturer|
|Damon Davis – Award-winning Post-disciplinary Artist|