A Constellation of Blackness: Design Thinking as a Black Woman, Visual Artist, and Public Historian with Veronica Jackson


Event Details

Thursday, March 30, 2023

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Herter Hall

161 Presidents Drive

Amherst MA 01003


Event Website


Maya González

Public History Program

March 30, 2023

4-5pm EST

Herter Hall Room 301

Veronica Jackson’s background encompasses the critical examination of visual culture. As an artist, she records, interprets, and makes aware the complexities in which humans exist and affect their social surroundings. As an architect and interpretive designer, she creatively solves problems within virtual and built environments. Her visual art practice is a combination of past professional disciplines, present lived experiences, and the cache of contemporary and historic research accumulated. Jackson’s initial and ongoing project—The Burden of Invisibility—physically manifests her evolution from designer to conceptual artist. Her body of work is text-based, autobiographical, and in response to her gendered and racialized existence in America—with a special focus on the portrayal, perception, and legacy of Black women in popular media.