Black On Trak

The Black Architecture Project--running through March 26 at CentralTrak--is a multi-media event surrounding the work of Dr. Darell Fields, a lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas and architectural/design theorist. Fields, a Dallas local, earned his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has lectured there since. The event will include models and plans that all explore the relationship of racial and social aspects of building design, and the existence of "blackness" in the realm of architectural aesthetics. Fifty-eight years ago, black police officers were unable to arrest white suspects and instead had to call for white back up. Fields' own father, William Maxine Starks, was one of these police officers, and to find out what any of that has to do with architecture you'll just have to check out the exhibit for yourself. CentralTrak is located at 800 Exposition Ave; gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Visit utdallas.edu/centraltrak.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Feb. 18. Continues through March 26, 2011
 
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