Jazz Without Patriarchy Exhibition Design

Summer 2021

The Carr Center has a long and storied history of providing strong programming that focuses on artistic excellence in the Detroit community. Their mission is to preserve, present, promote, and develop African and African-American cultural arts traditions within our multicultural community.

Our team worked alongside the Carr Center, Grammy award-winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, and the Jazz and Gender Justice Institute at Berklee College of Music on their upcoming curatorial project Jazz Without Patriarchy.  The project is a multi-disciplinary exploration that reimagines the shape and sound of jazz through the lens of  gender equity. The work exists at the intersection of sound, performance, gender, race, and justice, and creates a space for transformative and provocative experiences, centered in the inclusive and progressive framework of Black feminist thought.

Our team produced an exhibition design for the Jazz Without Patriarchy project, set to premiere in Detroit’s Henry Ford Museum, followed by a national tour including New York, Boston, Chicago and  Washington, DC.

The Carr Center
Terri Lyne Carrington
Berklee College of Music’s Institute for Jazz and Gender Justice

Student Team
Andrew Hoover
Zach Keller
Kristina Meisel
Kilala Ichie-Vincent
Danling Yu
Xuetong Zhai

Faculty Mentor
Jacob Comerci

To view our full project presentation, visit this link.
For more information about the Carr Center, visit this link.