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The LAB is an exploratory space for my experimental work. Here I’m able to highlight all of my research-based projects, case studies, and curatorial or products in development. I love collaborating with other creatives to develop new ventures, it allows me a forum to share the multifaceted areas that keep my creative DNA flowing through my veins.


Selected Essays//Writings//Interviews

Chicago Exhibition Interrogates Design Justice and the Legacy of Racism, Architectural Record, April 13, 2022

Q & A: Interview with Michele Washington, by Anne Quito, SVA Journal, Spring 2022
• Black Experience in Design: Biophilia Patterns in Black and Brown Spaces, published by Allsworth Press, February 2022

* Resketching the Colour Line, InQue Magazine Spring 2022

SVA D-Crit Alum Spotlight, by Jenny Morris, 2021

Why Black in Design Matters: Learnings from the Harvard conference

Re-Imagining the Design Classroom from Othered Identities, Letterform Archive

Meshing Speculative Design with Public Space 

Design Leadership: Now What?

* Souls on Fire!!!

* African American Cooking

* “The Search for Georg Olden,” March 199 (provided research)* A Glimpse of The African and African Caribbean Design Diaspora Festival

AIGA Design Journey, Aaron Douglas

AIGA Design Journey, Cheryl Miller

* America I Am Passin It Down Cookbook, Stolen Authority: African American Images in Food Advertising


Selected Talks/Panels

“The Parallels between Art, Design, Culture + Tech”
Columbia University A’Lelia Bundles Community Scholars Lecture

Present Tense: The 2011 D-Crit Conference: Michele Washington, Untangling the Naps: The Afro Talks Back

Panel: Re-imagining the design classroom from the perspective of othered identities | SHIFT 2020

Resources from the panel:…

Shifting Education AIGA

Juneteenth” “BAAD” Launch Celebration Panel Discussion, June 19th, 2020
The School of Visual Arts // Art and Activism: Nourishing Conscious Communities


Hello from the Pluriverse

Interview with Bagels and Broadway with Valerie Smaldone

Revision Path, Michele Washington


Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip Hop Architecture, curated by Sekou Cooke, AIA Center, NYC, 2019

Design Journey: “You Are Here” AIGA National Headquarters in NYC, 2010

Women Designers in the USA: Diversity and Differences 1900-2000

Bard Center for Studies in Decorative Arts, New York, NY, 2000

Visual Perceptions: 21 African American Designers Challenge Modern Stereotypes Parsons School of Design, NYC, 1991

* Denotes writings available upon request as PDF’s