NISHA KAUR SETHI | MARCH 2020
Nisha Kaur Sethi is an artist/activist from Berkeley, California. As a woman of color who is deeply invested in uplifting her community, Nisha’s work serves as seeds for the resistance in which bright, bold lettering and images dance their way into the streets where they echo the chants and songs of the people. Having studied graphic design at San Francisco State University, Nisha’s work weaves together modern and traditional techniques to create mixed media art focusing on social change. Found object art also plays an important role in Nisha’s ethos of creating sustainable work from recycled materials. Paper and wood are used to create dynamic decoupage pieces and hand-painted signs on reclaimed construction materials; breathing new life into objects that have otherwise been discarded. Nisha is also a certified Sign Painter, having worked closely under the mentorship of industry leader Doc Guthrie at one of the last surviving Sign Painting programs in the country. With a strong foundation in typography and letterform, Nisha now rides with TRUST YOUR STRUGGLE mural collective and works as a professional Sign Painter in the San Francisco Bay Area.
WAKANDA DREAM LAB | AUGUST – FEBRUARY 2020
Wakanda Dream Lab’s “Black Future. Black Freedom. Black Oakland.” is a generative experience remixing cultural elements of fan fiction, unique story worlds, immersive installations and interactive events that connect and inspire fans of Wakanda and afro/futurist/afro-speculative fiction who dare to dream of collective liberatory futures.
Wakanda Dream Lab is co-created by Intelligent Mischief a creative action design lab that uses culture, narrative and design to support the goals of social movements. They are Terry Marshall, Aisha Shillingford, Calvin Williams, and Rufaro Gwarada. http://www.intelligentmischief.com