Undesign the Redline

Undesign the Redline

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, created a collaborative exhibition tracing the history of redlining in Morningside Heights and Harlem to its present-day legacies.

Undesign the Redline
Woman pointing at exhibit text about redlining

Teach & Learn with Undesign the Redline

Sponsors & Collaborators

The exhibition is hosted by BLAIS and the Digital Humanities Center, with co-sponsorship from Barnard Engages, Barnard Center for Research on Women, a grant from Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and an Addressing Racism Seed Grant from the Trustees of Columbia University. Co-sponsors include Barnard Digital Humanities Center, the Center for Engaged Pedagogy, and the Barnard–Columbia Urban Studies Program.

Visit the Exhibit

The exhibit is located in the first-floor lobby of Barnard’s Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning. Currently, Barnard and Columbia community members can visit the exhibit during the building’s open hours. Sign up for a guided tour at the link below. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the building is currently closed to outside visitors. Please check back for updates, as we hope to allow visitors in the future.

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