Publishing Center

Cover Image:

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.

Sessions include:

- 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 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.

View all public programs related to this exhibition.

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.


Exhibition-related programs are made possible, in part, through the support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Full support for “The Black School x Kameelah Janan Rasheed” can be viewed here.

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