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An Archaeology of Architecture: The Harlem and Pine Street African Burial Grounds

Thu, Oct 14    6:30pm

An Archaeology of Architecture: The Harlem and Pine Street African Burial Grounds - A lecture by Jerome Haferd

The talk will examine the history, advocacy, and futurity of two current efforts to re-claim and develop site of African enslaved burial in New York State. My work examines how the erased histories, violence, and the proposition of redevelopment of these sites trouble our disciplinary limits of Architecture, Archival practice, and Preservation.

Jerome Haferd is an architect and educator based in Harlem, NY. He is co-founder of the design and research practice BRANDT : HAFERD. Jerome’s work focuses on how architecture establishes a dialogue between contemporary phenomena and non-hegemonic histories, users and spaces. His writing on archaeology, blackness, and speculation has recently been published in Log and Project journals. Jerome is currently on the faculty at CCNY SSA, Columbia GSAPP, and Yale. He is a core initiator of Dark Matter University, a BIPOC-led network dedicated to transforming pedagogy and the space of knowledge production. His recent course ‘Fugitive Practice’, is a trans institutional course between Yale University and Howard University, and Dark Matter University. Jerome received his MArch at Yale University and his B.S. Architecture from The Ohio State University. His studio, BRANDT : HAFERD, were 2020 AIA New Practices winners, and recent work includes the Harlem Renaissance Pavilion and the first place housing prototype, Side by Side, in Cleveland, OH.

Photo courtesy of Jerome Haferd: 1827 Rendel Map showing Harlem African Burial Ground

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