Introducing “Undesign the Redline,” a new collaborative exhibition located in the Milstein Center lobby. Redlining, a policy created in the 1930s that allowed for the denial of mortgages, insurance, loans, and other financial services in areas populated mainly by people of color, has fueled structural racism and inequality in our nation.
Created by @designingthewe with assistance from the Barnard library planning team, “Undesign the Redline” traces the history of redlining in Morningside Heights and Harlem to its present-day legacies. As the College embarks on the #BarnardYearOfScience, this exhibition provides a special lens through which we can examine empirical phenomena like vulnerability to climate disaster. By engaging with the interactive exhibition, students will have the opportunity to think about a complex problem outside of the traditional classroom setting and discern what changes they can make to combat structural racism.
Join @barnlib for a tour of the exhibit in the Milstein Center lobby, every Friday at noon and 1:15 pm.
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