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Perseverance and Participation with Wendy Red Star and De Nichols

Radio Resistance

If taking a collaborative stance in protesting ensures sustainability and longevity, how do we lay the groundwork for participation? In this episode of Radio Resistance, Wendy Red Star and De Nichols talk about how and why they use their creative work to connect with communities of ancestors and young people across time and place. They share thoughts on defining success by the ability to make, hold, and take space, as well as how important maintaining curiosity and setting strong boundaries are to the sense of adventure that gives them both purpose.Wendy Red Star was raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, and her work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance. An avid researcher of archives and historical narratives, Red Star seeks to incorporate and recast her research, offering new and unexpected perspectives in work that is at once inquisitive, witty and unsettling. Red Star holds a BFA from Montana State University, Bozeman, and an MFA in sculpture from University of California, Los Angeles. She lives and works in Portland, OR.De Nichols is a social impact designer, arts organizer, and community engagement specialist. Through her leadership with Design as Protest, De mobilizes designers and changemakers nationwide to develop creative approaches to the social, civic, and racial justice issues that matter most within communities. De is a 2020 Monument Lab Fellow and 2020 Loeb Fellow of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She is also the author of an upcoming book, Art of Protest, with Bonnier UK and Candlewick publishers. -As a major component of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis's exhibition Stories of Resistance, Radio Resistance assembles the voices of intersecting local and global agents of change. Artists featured in the exhibition are paired with figures from the past, present, and future of St. Louis, coming together to transmit messages of dissent. Eleven episodes will be released over the course of the exhibition, amplifying shared struggles, collective dreams, and models of individual and group action. Using a historically rebellious medium, Radio Resistance broadcasts social narratives of defiance and hope.Selections of Radio Resistance will be broadcast on St. Louis on the Air, the noontime talk program hosted by Sarah Fenske on St. Louis Public Radio. Full episodes will be released biweekly in a listening station at CAM, and on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. A publication celebrating Stories of Resistance, featuring episode highlights, will be released later this year.

46mins

8 Apr 2021

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Social Justice with De Nichols

Unconference by Design + Diversity

De Nichols is a designer, activist, social entrepreneur, and lecturer addressing racial inequities within the built environment through the production of interactive art experiences, digital media, and social interventions. Today our host Tim Hykes sat down with long time friend De to learn more about her and talk about Social Justice, her book Design as Protest, and her many other design projects.

30mins

22 Aug 2020

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The Ferguson Project with De Nichols

Informal History Podcast

In this episode of the Ferguson Project we will hear from De Nichols, a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, a Transnational Fellow at Monument Lab, and Principal of Design & Social Practice at Civic Creatives. She speaks on her participation in the 2014 Ferguson uprising and her role as an activist and artist in the movement. Links: Design as Protest: https://www.dapcollective.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/designasprotest/www.denichols.co https://loebfellowship.gsd.harvard.eduhttps://monumentlab.com/bulletin/announcing-the-2020-monument-lab-transnational-fellows https://www.civiccreatives.comhttps://www.facebook.com/denichols.co/https://www.linkedin.com/in/deandrean/ https://twitter.com/de_nicholshttps://www.instagram.com/de_nichols/https://www.youtube.com/user/befreeknowthyselfhttps://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pA6at4WqxPj7ctKjwWiS7itGyBVPkED7Music: Music from Pixabay

57mins

16 Aug 2020

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De Nichols

The Nexus

Overview Today we get to talk with activist and social practice artist De Nichols about the #DesignAsProtest movement, alternatives to profit-driven models of practice for designers, and the importance of self care and collective care in the face of the white supremacist logics that linger in design culture. Along the way, we discuss the intersections between art and activism, particularly as manifest in the Mirror Casket Project, and the tensions of citing and confronting Black death while also holding space for joy and celebration of Black life. Full Transcript About De Nichols De Nichols is an activist and social practice artist based in St. Louis. She is Principal of Design & Social Practice at the design strategy firm Civic Creatives, where her work addresses spatial injustices and cultural inequities through design. De hosts the book club Deliberate & Unafraid and is a key organizer in the #DesignAsProtest movement. She recently completed a Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and is currently working on her forthcoming book, The Art of Protest. How to Listen You can listen to all available episodes and find program notes here on our website, or subscribe to the series via one of these providers: iTunes, Google, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher. About the Show Developed by the African American Design Nexus at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, The Nexus is a podcast that explores the intersection of design, identity, and practice through conversations with Black designers, writers and educators. The Nexus is produced in conjunction with a commitment by the Frances Loeb Library to acquire and create an open-access bibliography of various media suggested by the GSD community on the intersection between race and design. Show Credits The Nexus Season 1 is hosted by Caleb Negash and Tara Oluwafemi, students in the Master of Architecture program at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Our show is recorded and edited by Maggie Janik, and our theme music is produced by DJ Eway. Contact For all inquiries, please email aadn@gsd.harvard.edu

46mins

13 Aug 2020

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Monumental “Local Diaspora” in St. Louis with MADAD’s Damon Davis, Mallory Rukhsana Nezam, and De Nichols

Monument Lab

Welcome back to the Monument Lab podcast. This episode, we focus on St. Louis. For the past two years, Monument Lab has worked closely with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, mapping monuments in St. Louis. That includes traditional landmarks and unofficial sites of memory, whether they are existing, potential, or erased. To mark the close of our project together, we wanted to speak with locally-rooted MADAD, a brilliant and thoughtful collective of artists and designers from St. Louis whose work illuminates spatial injustice and cultural memory gaps in the region.MADAD’s Damon Davis, Mallory Rukhsana Nezam, and De Nichols work to reimagine how joy, justice, and interactivity improve public spaces. The group started their collaborations during the making of Mirror Casket, a sculpture, performance, and visual call to action composed in the aftermath of the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson in 2014. Mirror Casket is now in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.Their new project, Black Memory STL: Division, Displacement, and Local Diaspora, is a multi-year series of public art installations and interventions in partnership with the Brickline Greenway development and the Griot Museum of Black History. MADAD are also 2020 Monument Lab Fellows, and are featured in the exhibition and book project, Shaping the Past with the Goethe Institut and the German Federal Agency for Civic Education.

54mins

21 Jul 2020

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ETHINKSTL 138: De Nichols | De-Signing Creative Cultures of Impact

Entrepreneurially Thinking

ETHINKSTL 138: De Nichols | De-Signing Creative Cultures of Impact [Season 11, Episode 05] Joining us today is De Nichols, Principal of Design and Social Practice at Civic Creatives. As a cultural producer, De organizes artists to develop digital media and visual artworks that extend the impact of her design practice. In this episode: De speaks about the current challenges she faces and how she and her team at Civic Creatives rise to those challenges in an effort to bring awareness to these issues. De tells us about her projects such as designing the St. Louis Metro Market, The Artistic STL Collective; which mobilizes artists and creators across the region, the Unites Stories Summit and how she likes to create a vulnerable and brave space for people to express themselves in a safe environment. De describes how she came to the decision to be involved in Social Entrepreneurship. De speaks about how being an artist molded the social side and how her studies solidified the entrepreneurship side. De fills us in on how she manages to separate herself from a personal vantage point of a person from the person that fuels the business. De discusses what it was like to be the visioning artist of The Mirror Casket; currently on display at the Smithsonian. The Mirror Casket is a sculpture and performance piece created as protest art during the 2014 Ferguson uprising. Learn More: Email: Website: Company Facebook: Company Twitter:

42mins

4 Sep 2019

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ETHINKSTL 138: De Nichols | De-Signing Creative Cultures of Impact

RareGem Productions: Positive Media | Health | Business | Inspiration | Education | Community | Lifestyle

ETHINKSTL 138: De Nichols | De-Signing Creative Cultures of Impact[Season 11, Episode 05] Joining us today is De Nichols, Principal of Design and Social Practice at Civic Creatives. As a cultural producer, De organizes artists to develop digital media and visual artworks that extend the impact of her design practice. In this episode: De speaks about the current challenges she faces and how she and her team at Civic Creatives rise to those challenges in an effort to bring awareness to these issues. De tells us about her projects such as designing the St. Louis Metro Market, The Artistic STL Collective; which mobilizes artists and creators across the region, the Unites Stories Summit and how she likes to create a vulnerable and brave space for people to express themselves in a safe environment. De describes how she came to the decision to be involved in Social Entrepreneurship. De speaks about how being an artist molded the social side and how her studies solidified the entrepreneurship side. De fills us in on how she manages to separate herself from a personal vantage point of a person from the person that fuels the business. De discusses what it was like to be the visioning artist of The Mirror Casket; currently on display at the Smithsonian. The Mirror Casket is a sculpture and performance piece created as protest art during the 2014 Ferguson uprising. Learn More: Email: deandrea@civiccreatives.com Website: https://www.denichols.com Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/civiccreatives Company Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/civiccreatives

41mins

4 Sep 2019

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De Nichols: Social Justice and Design

STL by Design

This week we're talking with De Nichols, who does so many things we think you should just follow her on Instagram (@de_nichols) or visit her website (https://www.denichols.co) to learn more about her. We could have talked for hours, but in her limited time with us, we discussed topics ranging from the importance of healthy relationships to how to let projects go, and everything about her life and work in between. Thanks as always to Alessio Summerfield, Critical Music, and YOU, our listeners! 

1hr 12mins

3 Apr 2019

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De Nichols: Social Justice and Design

STL by Design

This week we're talking with De Nichols, who does so many things we think you should just follow her on Instagram (@de_nichols) or visit her website (https://www.denichols.co) to learn more about her. We could have talked for hours, but in her limited time with us, we discussed topics ranging from the importance of healthy relationships to how to let projects go, and everything about her life and work in between. Thanks as always to Alessio Summerfield, Critical Music, and YOU, our listeners! 

1hr 12mins

3 Apr 2019

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De Nichols - Social Practice Designer (St. Louis, MO)

Innovation City

“In the social change space...we have to first listen… In most cases, the people who are most affected by issues… have a wealth of knowledge about how to fix it.” — De Nichols This episode’s guest is De Nichols, a St. Louis-based social practice designer, entrepreneur and lecturer. De mobilizes changemakers nationwide to develop creative approaches to the social, civic, and racial justice issues that matter most to them and their communities. She is a creator who uses art to voice dissent and highlight systemic societal issues. She also uses art to bring communities together and build them up.

42mins

5 Apr 2018

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