Petrochemical America: Project Room
January 15th through March 15th, 2015
Photographs by Richard Misrach
Throughlines by Kate Orff/SCAPE
Petrochemical America represents a unique collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff. It brings into focus the industrialized landscape of the Mississippi River Corridor that stretches from Baton Rouge to New Orleans—a place that first garnered attention as “Cancer Alley” because of unusually high reports of cancer and other diseases in the area. The Project Room exhibition reveals traces of their collaborative process and features Misrach’s haunting photographs of the region and Orff’s Ecological Atlas, a series of visual narratives, or “throughlines.” The dialogue between photograph and drawing begins to unpack complex economic and ecological forces that have shaped this landscape, mapping cycles of extraction and transformation from the scale of the neighborhood, to the region, to the globe. Ultimately, this joint enterprise offers an expansion of both disciplines and a richly researched and concretely visualized study of the petrochemical industry and of American culture, which has become intricately intertwined with
NO FACE, NO RACE
Since 1989, the Northeastern University African Student Organization (NASO) has served as a home for African students as well as a means to shed light on happenings concerning the continent to all individuals interested.
In 2008, an initiative was started to shed light on the havoc AIDS/HIV was causing upon the world. In collaboration with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, Ally community, NASO created No Face No Race.
This year is no different from the past with photography of students painted with flags upon their bodies to display the aforementioned.
Photo Credit: Daniel McCarthy
Bradbury Thompson: 1911-1995
"When it came to the blending of photography, typography and color, nobody did it better than Bradbury Thompson... In his own quiet way, he expanded the boundaries of the printed page."
Whether at the helm as Art Director for Mademoiselle magazine or teaching at Yale University, Bradbury Thompson was a prolific designer and educator. These four silkscreen prints gifted to the University by the designer show his constantly evolving work on form, color and how they interact.