In September 2021, Asha Iman Veal was a guest speaker at the San Diego State University’s “Amplify: Guest Artist Series” sponsored by SDSU School of Art + Design and the Michele Schlecht Visiting Artist Fund. Amongst other speakers in the series, Asha spoke about her project RAISIN to a live audience.
You can find out more about the event on this San Diego State University page.
Asha Iman’s new RAISIN exhibition is inspired by the play A Raisin in the Sun and its author Lorraine Hansberry. Following its Broadway debut in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun has been translated into 30 languages and produced in cities globally, pointing to various local struggles against injustice.
This exhibition is a partner project of the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2021 and will feature over 30 tremendous artists. The Chicago Architecture Biennial is a free event hosted biannually at the historic Chicago Culture Center. For this year’s edition, the concept revolves around the Available City, an inquiry directed by artist David Brown revolving around “the impact collective spaces can have in cities today.”
Asha Iman is one of thirty 2020-2021 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.