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MIAD Identity Series

MIAD Identity Series header Fall 2021

The Fall 2021 MIAD Identity Series features D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem.


Envisioning Liberated Futures
September 28, 6 p.m. at the MIAD Student Union.
This event is for MIAD students, faculty and staff only. Free admission.

D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem presents on her multi-hyphenate practice as an award-winning, self-described “space sculptor,” designer, writer, performance artist and educator. This lecture highlights Duyst-Akpem’s ongoing engagement with site, body, visibility and identity via interactive performance in physical and virtual space, design for healing and protection and pedagogical approaches to Afrofuturity.



Roundtable Discussion with D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem
September 30, 6 p.m. via Google Meet. Open to the public. Free admission. Limited capacity. MIAD students, faculty and staff will receive a meeting link via their MIAD email. Community members: Please click here to pre-register and receive the meeting link.

Space sculptor D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem leads a public discussion with slide presentation on her virtual performances and museum installation activations, looking over two decades of practice in the realm of Afrofuturity, considering artistic agency within digital space amidst the pandemic, and exploring how art can serve as catalyst for transformation.


The MIAD Identity Series is generously sponsored by:
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About the MIAD Identity Series

The MIAD Identity Series engages a diverse set of artists, designers and scholars who discuss the intersections of their identities and their art and design practice. The visiting creative engages the community and works directly with MIAD First-Year Experience classes.

Image credit: “Holographic High Priestess” by D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem