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Undesign the Redline @ Barnard is an interactive exhibition combining history, art, and storytelling with community outreach and collaboration in order to reckon with systemic racism by examining the legacy of redlining in Barnard and Columbia’s neighborhood. Working with Designing the WE, a local social design studio, members of Barnard’s neighborhood, including faculty, students, and unaffiliated community members, will create a collaborative exhbition tracing the history of redlining in Morningside Heights and Harlem to its present day legacies.

The #barnardundesign Syllabus is a project supported by the Barnard Digital Humanities Center. We will be using Wax to create a digital archive of contributions to the collaborative syllabus which is part of the Undesign the Redline @ Barnard learning community.

Visiting information

Register for a guided tour of the Undesign the Redline Exhibit, to learn about the connection between race, real estate, and wealth inequality in the US. We will interact with historic maps, and delve into local stories that reveal the persistent legacy of redlining and structural racism in our communities and neighborhoods. Guided tours are offered on Fridays at 12:00pm and 1:15pm.

If you are unable to join us in person, you can view our virtual tour, guided by April De Simone, Creator and Lead Designer of Undesign the Redline.

Browse the #Undesign Syllabus