Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Untitled, 2018. Digital image. Courtesy the artist
Taught by artist and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed, this series of workshops restages a publishing center from her elementary school at the New Museum to examine black traditions of self-publishing, literacy, and independent schools. Focusing on historical inquiry and experimentation with printing and binding techniques, workshop sessions will explore the practical application of techniques toward a final product and its dissemination.
- History of Black Publishing and Printing
- The Xerox Machine and Radical Movements
- The Risograph Machine.
- Bookmaking and Bookbinding
- Bookmaking and Bookbinding Continued, and Dissemination
This is a free workshop series and space is limited. To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org and describe briefly why you are interested in participating and your commitment to attending all five sessions.
Publishing Center is organized in conjunction with the New Museum’s summer art and social justice residency and exhibition “The Black School x Kameelah Janan Rasheed,” which explores the past and future of black critical pedagogies. For the residency, Rasheed draws from histories of community organizing of education and knowledge dissemination, including that of her hometown, to build an installation and library to consider black traditions of independent schools, publishing, and radical imagination.
Kameelah Janan Rasheed (b. 1985, East Palo Alto, CA) is a visual artist and writer based in New York. She explores language and narration through an interdisciplinary practice that includes installation, poetry, publications, performance-lectures, and learning environments. Rasheed is a former high school history teacher now working as a curriculum writer, teaching artist, and professor focused on research-based art practices.