DESIGNING FOR COMMUNITY: IN CONVERSATION WITH STORME WEBBER & MIRANDA BELARDE-LEWIS

Wednesday, aPRIL 21ST @ 5:30 p.m. EST
Virtual Conversation | Register here

This event is co-sponsored by AASU, HIDC, The Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, and EMR Harvard.

Join the Harvard Indigenous Design Collective for a conversation with Storme Webber, a Two Spirit Black/Sugpiaq/Choctaw artist and community leader and Miranda Belarde-Lewis, a Zuni/Tlingit
curator and professor. Building upon their expansive approaches to artistic expression, curatorial design and information systems design, Webber and Belarde-Lewis co-created the exhibition “Casino: A Palimpsest” at Seattle’s Frye Museum.

Storme Webber is a Two Spirit Sugpiaq/Black/Choctaw poet and interdisciplinary artist. Their work is cross genre, incorporating text, performance, audio and altar installation, archival photographs and collaboration in order to engage with ideas of history, lineage, gender, race and sexuality. They have been named a Seattle Living Legacy for building global awareness of the LGBTQ+, indigenous, Two Spirit, and Black populations of Seattle through their work. Their solo exhibition “Casino: A Palimpsest” draws upon archival documents and personal histories to tell a history of The Casino, a community space and one of the oldest gay bars on the West Coast.

Miranda Belarde-Lewis (PhD) is an endowed faculty fellow of Native North American Indigenous Knowledge at the University of Washington’s Information School. She’s also an independent curator who works with tribal, state, federal and international institutions and organizations to promote Native artists and their work. She is enrolled at Zuni Pueblo and a member of the Takdeintáan Clan of the Tlingit Nation.

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