Source: Taubman College
Lauren Williams will join Taubman College as an assistant professor of architecture and digital studies in the fall of 2023. Williams is a Detroit-based designer, researcher, writer, and educator working with visual and interactive media to understand, critique, and reimagine how social and economic systems distribute and exercise power. Their recent work titled Making Room for Abolition included an experiential installation of a living room from a Detroit (and world) without police and prisons.
“My work emerges from both a deep disappointment with the ways we wield and distribute power and a persistent optimism in people’s capacity to creatively reimagine and redistribute power in more equitable ways. I often investigate Blackness, identity, bodiliness, and social fictions to examine how racialized oppression and freedom is felt, embodied, and embedded into institutions,” said Williams.
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