Segregation by Design: Lecture & Exhibition Tour

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 • 6:30 pm
  • Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd

Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum
November 29, 2017 | 6:30pm

Segregation by Design is the result of a novel interdisciplinary and inter-university curriculum development project funded through The Divided City—a Mellon-Funded Urban Humanities Initiative intended to encourage research on segregation.  In addition, the work has been funded by other sources, including the Ferguson Seed Grant, the Creative Activity Grant, and the City STL Grant.

Students from Washington University in St. Louis and Harris-Stowe State University have worked collaboratively under the guidance of Assistant Professor Catalina Freixas and Professor Mark Abbott, to prepare plans for six neighborhoods in the St. Louis region. The purpose of these plans was to examine the causes and consequences of segregation in each of these communities, as well as, to propose potential mitigation strategies.  As a summary of the learning experience, the class put together a traveling exhibition and a course book. The Exhibition has been featured at Washu’s Olin Library, Harris- Stowe, Givens Hall at Washu, the Creative Exchange Lab, Great Rivers Greenway among others.

The accompanying exhibition intends to expose the public to some of the insights and questions that emerged from these conversations and the images that represent them. The lecture and exhibition are opened to the public.

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