A youth oriented architectural and educational video, utilizing vintage footage from the 60's at Yale University's school of Art and Architecture
Dr. Reginald L. Jackson/ 1968/16mm black and white film,
In 1968, when he was a Graphic Design graduate student at Yale University, Reginald was a founding member of a group of African-American graduate students called the Black Workshop, comprised primarily of students studying architecture and city planning. At that time, he produced and directed a 16 mm, twenty-minute, black and white film called One Way, documenting the formation of the group. The students came together to challenge the traditional curriculum at Yale. One Way dramatizes their belief that art and architecture as taught in universities was not value-free and their belief that challenging the educational establishment was necessary to force it to confront assumptions underlying the curriculum, assumptions that were too often subtly and sometimes not-so-subtly racist.
The independent design group the students formed, the Black
Workshop, evolved into one of the earliest community development centers in the
country. The Black Workshop Film project will provide a look at some of the
members of the Black Workshop more than 40 years later. This project is in its early
developmental stage and hopes to shed light on the aspirations, hopes and fears of
this group once referred to as "the only group of students to have achieved so
much upon graduation from Yale."
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