Kami Beckford speaks with artist Alisha Wormsley about creating spaces and visions of collective healing through her practice.
Design is Everywhere: How Denise Shanté Brown is Radically Reshaping the Future of Wellbeing
Denise Shanté Brown on the value of collaborative design and the importance of trusting marginalized communities to realize the future of their wellbeing.
Community-Oriented Craft: Designer Dierdre Shea on Conceptualizing a Voter Resource App
Interdisciplinary designer Dierdre Shea on the genesis of Poll2Poll, a mutual-aid voter resource app developed in collaboration with Emergent Works.
Will Weave for Justice: Chi Nguyen Supports Local Organizing with #Textiles4MVP
Interview by: Katie Walsh This is the second in a series of En Pointe interviews PLP has conducted in partnership … More
The Personal is Political: Carla’s Quince Engages the Latinx Vote Through An Immersive Online Experience
In the first of En Pointe’s 2020 Election series, Chenoa Baker interviews the artists behind Carla’s Quince, an immersive theater experience aimed at engaging the Latinx vote.
Asking Questions Beyond Architecture: Nina Barbuto Assembles Art and Technology
Nina Barbuto, founder of Assemble, shares the story of her community space in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood.
Casey Droege: Building a Strong and Sustainable Arts Economy in Pittsburgh
Casey Droege on building a sustainable, curatorial, “art-reprenurial,” and creative practice.
The Post-Disaster Architect: Esther Charlesworth and the Role of Architecture in Humanitarian Aid
Esther Charlesworth describes her practice and design non-profit, Architects Without Frontiers, and speaks to the urgent need for architecture’s response in today’s disaster-prone world.
Wake up, Pittsburgh! Inclusion in the Arts and Who Inspires Kilolo Luckett
Kilolo Luckett discusses how she works to engage artists and others people of color in the arts community while initiating discussion about art influenced by Black culture
Designing for Hungers That Are Already There: A Discussion with Mitch McEwen
Architect Mitch McEwen shares their 2016 project “This Is What We Will Build When We Get Our Reparations,” which took place at Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum.
Like Darning the Elbows of Your Sweater: Mary Lou Arscott seeks an Engaged Design Practice
Mary Lou Arscott tells Kellilaurel Mijares how she makes herself at home in Pittsburgh, as a UK transplant, by practicing community engagement in Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill neighborhood.
One Colorful Conversation: Rethinking Context and Flamin’ Red Hot Cheetos with Amanda Williams
Emily Ebersol and Adam Kor interview artist and architect Amanda Williams, who participated in the 2015 Chicago Biennial with her Color(ed) Theory series, in which she re-painted soon-to-be-demolished buildings on Chicago’s Southside, using hues primarily found in consumer products that are marketed toward Black people.