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CDMC Conversation Series: Nirmal Raja

July 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Poster for event featuring a textile embroidery hoop with stitched words "Racism is one of the more dangerous infectious diseases."

CDMC Conversation Series:
Nirmal Raja
July 15, 2020. 12PM CT.


A white gauze mask on a wooden table with text "I may be a drop in the seas, yes, but it is my reason for being."
Nirmal Raja. “I may be a drop in the sea…” mask. “Feeble Barriers” project. 2020. Photograph by Nirmal Raja.

The Center for Design and Material Culture presents a new program series, “CDMC Conversations.” These conversations are online dialogues between artists, designers, and industry professionals, and the staff and students of the CDMC.

To kick-off this series, we presented Milwaukee-based interdisciplinary artist, curator, and educator Nirmal Raja. Through her work, Raja approaches her practice as a process of shifting and communicating sensations and ideas with varied materials and processes. Joined by CDMC’s Associate Academic Curator Stacy Motte, they discussed Nirmal’s approach, process, and her newest exhibition Feeble Barriers, a project focused on mask making and personal stories during the pandemic, at Grove Gallery in Milwaukee.

Event was free and open to the public thanks to the support of The Anonymous Fund.


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July 15, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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