There are just two days left to back Kamau's Kickstarter for Black Gotham! I'm so proud of my husband for having a vision and filling an important void in history. Go, babe!
A little bit about Black Gotham....it's an experience that is an immersive multimedia project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City. Black Gotham is a real and imagined place, an expansive public experience that includes walking tours through Manhattan’s Financial District, a developing series of graphic novels, art, food, and entertainment. The heart of this experience are three stories that revisit Manhattan in 1623 and move forward through the next three centuries.
Kamau has been researching this history and working on this project since 2010 and I'm excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with him to bring it all to life by designing the costumes for the 1st graphic novel, The Other Side of Wall Street!
As a first step in our partnering on Black Gotham, I've been able to design the tables for each of dinners which have been sprinkled throughout the campaign -- the last of which is this Sunday. It's been fun to make the linens and accents, like African-inspired paper beads, to create the cutest tables ever! These dinners are in collaboration with Nicole A. Taylor author of the forthcoming, Up South Cookbook!
Click here to see some of my research on The Creative Cookie. Photos by Kamau Ware.
You should check out our #INSIDEBLACKGOTHAM exhibition if you are in Brooklyn. The opening is July 24th but the show will run through August at Civil Service Cafe, in Bed-Stuy.
Thanks to everyone who has supported this inspring project by backing or sharing with your networks. If you've not had a chance to do something -- do it today!