“Real Talk,” an exhibition by the GSD’s African American Student Union


“Real Talk” collects photographic portraits and personal reflections of participants in the GSD’s second Black in Design Conference, entitled “Designing Resistance, Building Coalitions,” to reveal how their stories relate to identity, design, resistance, and coalition building. This exhibition is a part of a larger movement to reclaim the histories of underrepresented groups, utilizing visual narratives to assert their agency. Amid an increasingly complicated, fragmented, and noisy media landscape, “Real Talk” is a space for black designers and their allies to present their own candid narratives.