Artinfo News 03

Decoding New York, Decolonizing Art, Discovering Beauty, and Modern Archiving

Hello friends,

We’re back with Artinfo News 03!

This time we share some powerful lectures from Dr. Dori Tunstall on decolonizing the arts, a classic documentary on beauty from english philosopher Roger Scruton, some new music, and our most recent collaboration with Arkhaives at Midnight

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Lecture: Decolonizing Design, Dr. Dori Tunstall (2020)

Dr. Dori Tunstall is Dean of the Faculty of Design at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD University) in Toronto, Canada. An academic leader in decolonization and Indigenization of design curriculum and practice, Dr. Tunstall is also the first black dean of a design faculty anywhere. She holds a Ph.D. and MA in Anthropology from Stanford University and a BA in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College. Dr. Tunstall aims to prepare the next generation of designers with an understanding of the cultural implications of design, and the role of designer as cultural influencers.


Documentary: Why Beauty Matters, Roger Scruton (2009)

Why Beauty Matters is a 2009 British documentary film directed by Louise Lockwood and written and presented by the philosopher Roger Scruton. Scruton argues for the importance and transcendental nature of beauty.

The film was a part of BBC's project Modern Beauty Season, which consisted of a number of programmes on the topic of beauty and modernity, broadcast during November and December 2009. Why Beauty Matters premiered on BBC Two on 28 November 2009.


Music: Cyberlust - Stardust (2014)

Cyberlust is a vaporwave artist based out of Argentina. Here is a smooth jazzy groove to peacefully conclude your weekend.

Listen to more Cyberlust: https://cyberlust.bandcamp.com/


Books: DECODED by JAY-Z (2010)

In Decoded, rapper JAY-Z decodes decades of his lyrics and the origins of Hip-Hop. The book is a visceral account of New York City and the elements that created it in the early 80s. A powerful reading experience. Go check it out.


Interview: ARKHAIVES x RAMCPU (2020)

We recently did a collaborative project with ARKHAIVES AT MIDNIGHT. Creative director for Artinfo, Ramirez De Leon (RAMCPU) talks about art, gaming, design, and conversation in the post-modern tech era.

ARKHAIVES IS A TALENT MANAGEMENT AGENCY LOCATED IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. FOUNDED BY KHAI HUTCHINSON, ARKHAIVES WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2017. ARKHAIVES STRATEGIZES IN THE FIELDS OF FASHION, BEAUTY, MODELING, LIFESTYLE, ART AND DESIGN

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