NONTSIKELELO MUTITi is a Zimbabwean-born artist and educator working across disciplines to produce work that occupies the forms of fne art, design, and social practice. Mutiti received a diploma in multimedia from the Zimbabwe Institute of Digital Arts in 2007 and an MFA with a concentration in graphic design from the Yale School of Art in 2012. She is co-founder of the Zimbabwe Cultural Centre in Detroit which facilitated collaborative projects between artists living and working in Detroit. Michigan and the cities of Harare and Mutare in Zimbabwe. ZCCD mounted an exhibition of these works in sister exhibitions under the title Kumusha (Home). Mutiti is currently Assistant Professor in the New Media Department at State University of New York, Purchase College.Read More
WESLEY TAYLOR is a graphic designer, fne artist, musician, and curator. He started out as both an emcee and graphic designer in the hip-hop group, Athletic Mic League. He got into making music partly as an excuse to make album covers.
He became a co-founding partner of Emergence as an excuse to make art and conceptualize creative projects. Wesley is also a co-founder and co-owner of Talking Dolls design studio. He is a professor at Lawrence Tech University in Detroit, and has taught at Eastern Michigan University, and Wayne State University.Read More
UNA LEE is a graphic designer and collaborative design facilitator. Using participatory creative methods, she works with and within communities towards a more just and beautiful world. Una is a fellow with the Center for Society, Policy and Society at UC Berkeley and a member of the Allied Media Conference advisory board. You can fnd her at www.andalsotoo.net.Read More
CARLOS GARCIA, L05 is an artist, performer, designer, and engineer. He has performed and exhibited work as part of Detroit-based artist collective Complex Movements. L05 is also a vocalist and producer in hip hop/electronic duo Celsius Electronics and a co-founder of the Branch Out Collective. L05 leads creative research and design as a member of the University of Michigan's Emerging Technologies Group, where he manages the GroundWorks Media Lab. //L05.isRead More