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Black Grids 
Polymode Studio

Silas Munro and Polymode Studio had been looking to understand the wide-ranging matrix of possibilities for what is considered to be a Black Grid. This idea connects to Munro’s meandering search to see himself as a Black designer, artist, and unexpected design historian in a sea of pedagogies that don’t represent him or his lived experience.


What came through our combined research and collaboration is a brief visual essay that charts a series of experimental meditations on how grids can shape Black liberatory forms — as in the work of W.E.B. Du Bois’s collaborations with his students at Atlanta University in 1900, and the printed materials of The Black Panther Party.”

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