Watch: Milton S.F. Curry “Paul R. Williams and the Legacy of Black Aesthetics” [VIDEO]

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Watch: Milton S.F. Curry “Paul R. Williams and the Legacy of Black Aesthetics” [VIDEO]

We are pleased to share the next rebroadcast of this year’s The Vignelli Center for Design Studies’ Design Conversations Lecture Series with Milton S.F. Curry, dean and professor at the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture. Curry’s lecture, “Paul R. Williams and the Legacy of Black Aesthetics,” was originally broadcast live on Zoom to an RIT-only audience at 7PM on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.

Curry is not only an accomplished academic leader, he is also the author of influential essays and articles related to architecture, urbanism, race and cultural theory. A firm believer in public discourse on architecture and culture, he has been widely published and cited in Deem Journal, Architect’s Newspaper, Huffington Post, Architectural Record and more. Prior to establishing his own design practice, MiltonCurry ProjectStudio, Curry worked at the offices of KPF Architects.


If you liked this lecture, please go back and watch the other lectures, Level Up Design with Natalie Nixon and A Life of Firsts: Noel Mayo.

To learn more about The Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT, they have launched digital access to the archives through Google Arts & Culture, joining over 2000 cultural institutions from around the world. The initial launch includes nearly 900 high resolution images of artifacts from the archives so that now anyone with access to the Internet and Google Arts & Culture can search the Vignelli archives or browse it by color or chronological order.

This lecture series is made possible in part by the generosity of RIT Alumnus, Chris Bailey and Bailey Brand Consulting.

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