VOICES OF CRISIS / exhibit, graphic and experience design
I was invited to design the exhibit collateral and experience for the VOICES OF CRISIS exhibit in the Fall/Winter of 2013. It was a great privilege to work with such an incredibly talented and dedicated team of visionaries.
A huge thanks to Miles Kohrman, Wendy Scheir, Matthew Robb and Daisy Wong.
VOICES OF CRISIS explored the The American Race Crisis, a lecture series that took place at The New School in 1964.
On September 1, 1963, at the height of the American civil rights movement, New School graphology instructor, Daniel S. Anthony sent a letter to William Birenbaum, dean of The New School for Social Research.
"I was somewhat shocked to find so few courses in the 1963 Bulletin relating directly to the current Negro Revolt taking place in America. In the hope that this omission might be corrected by the Spring semester, I am suggesting herewith what I feel could be a very exciting offering."
In February 1964, Anthony's challenge to Birenbaum was realized. The American Race Crisis, a 15-part lecture series, brought the nation's leading civil rights leaders–including Martin Luther King, Jr., James Farmer, Roy Wilkins, and John Killens–to the New School.
VOICES OF CRISIS traces the path leading to the series and presents selected audio recordings of the lectures, recovered after nearly fifty years in The New School Archives.
VOICES OF CRISIS is an extension of New School alumnus Miles Kohrman’s senior thesis.
Miles Kohrman, Curator | Abigail Muir, Designer | Wendy Scheir, Advisor | Produced by The New School Archives & Special Collections | Presented by the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Co-produced by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library and The New School | Dominque Howse, Co-curator | Clarisse Rosaz Shariyf and Ladi'Sasha Jones, Schomburg Center, Co-curators
Made Possible By
The New School Archives & Special Collections | The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library | The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music | The New School University Student Senate | The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center | The University Social Justice Committee
Miriam Gianni, Research | Ernesto Golfo, Props | Bairon Guzman, Fabrication | James Kohrman, Carpentry | Stefan Weiner, Sound Design | Daisy Wong, Everything
All photos by Chris Hyun