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

Thu, Apr 1

We unfortunately are postponing this event due to circumstances beyond our control. We are hopeful we can reschedule to another date and time in 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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 an adjunct professor at CCNY SSA and Columbia GSAPP. He is also a core initiator of Dark Matter University, a BIPOC-led, para-institutional network dedicated to transforming pedagogy and the space of knowledge production. He is currently teaching the course ‘Fugitive Practice’, a trans institutional course between Yale University and Howard University, and Dark Matter University. Jerome received his Master’s in Architecture at Yale University and his Bachelor’s in Architecture from The Ohio State University.

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


Organized as part of the Preservation Lecture Series, an initiative of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia GSAPP. Free and open to the public. Virtual events hosted on Zoom Webinar do not require an account to attend.

GSAPP is committed to providing universal access to all of our virtual events. Please contact Meredith Brull via email at hp@arch.columbia.edu to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.