A BLACK SPECULATIVE EXERCISE // BAG DESIGN

🎓school: interactive telecommunications program - nyu tisch
📍location: brooklyn, ny

this project was for my thesis in grad school. it came out of frustration of being in a really white institution and exhaustion from capitalism. i was and still am so tired.

the only thing i wanted to do was imagine another world for my Black ass. i started with reading and watching Black science fiction and horror. using my interest in fashion, i designed a bag that was intentionally made for me, a queer, Black, tired, anti-capitalist student.

i used what i learned to make an exercise for other Black folks to imagine a future designed for themselves.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Pick a character.
2. Pick a time in the future.
3. Design a concept for a bag using any medium.
4. Ask yourself why every step of the way.

What would go inside the bag? What is the material? Where did you get it from? Where are you going with the bag? Begin to create the world around the bag!


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