Panel Discussion Against Chromophobia (GSA Lecture) | Host: Victor Jones (Fievre+Jones, CPP)

Date: October 19, 2022
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Virtual

Against Chromophobia explores various modes of cultural resistance to fear of corruption or contamination as a result of racial color and multi-culturalism, which even now lurks within much Western cultural and intellectual thought. This is apparent in the many and varied attempts to purge color, either by making it the property of some foreign body - the oriental, the feminine, the infantile, the vulgar, or the pathological - or by relegating it to the realm of the superficial, the supplementary, the inessential, or the cosmetic. Against Chromophobia considers the work of architects, urban planners, and artists whose creative and intellectual work looks at color as a positive force rather than a liability when imagining our communities, buildings, and public spaces.