SHARING STORIES OF THE FEARLESS + CREATIVE
For over 17 years, I have worked alongside artists, designers, studios, educational and cultural institutions providing narrative and strategic content consultation. The histories of design and fashion mixed with the performativity of objects in our lives feeds my projects. Through my roles as an art director, director of public programming, documentary filmmaker, design journalist, curator, lecturer, and exhibiting artist, my investigations into storytelling continues to evolve.
I produce storytelling initiatives, cinematic strategies, public programming, and both archival and collection-based research projects that broaden diversity, open up dialogues for hidden histories, and build accessible bridges for community storytelling.
DESIGN NARRATIVE PHILOSOPHY
I'm most interested in projects which are capable of exploring new ways to reframe and tell stories. Storylines are developed around hidden histories, narrative equity, global cultural, borderless identities, and community sustainability. Each project celebrates the intersections of human experience and how story allows for connections and dialogues to form through a multitude of interdisciplinary channels. The power of story is potent. I believe it is our strongest tool enabling interventions and interactions for effective change and discovery.
Design According to
The history of Seventh Avenue told through the fashion archives of Coty Award winning designer Leo Narducci. The book project offers a glimpse into 1960s + 1970s NYC fashion untold.
Research + Black imaginations with Christopher Roberts
The 2022 RISD Research Perspectives series continues with Christopher Roberts, Black Studies scholar + RISD professor engaged in Black geographies of memory and forgotten histories.
RISD Archives Magnetic Film
Film series highlighting digitizing + archiving historic recordings of RISD events, lectures + interviews from the 1980s +1990s by legendary artists, writers, designers, + global activists.