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Suzanne-Juliette Mobley 1.28.21 DCRP Lecture: Designing Dissenting Histories"

A review of recent projects exploring visual and programmatic approaches to repairing silences and erasures in our popular historical narratives. Designing Dissenting Histories reflects on Sue Mobley’s experiences mapping protest and resistance, creating accessible public art as public history, and curating the long Civil Rights Movement for political nuance and human connection.

Sue Mobley is a New Orleans based urbanist, organizer, and advocate. She is currently Director of Research at Monument Lab, and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Art and Space at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, as well as a member of the New Orleans City Planning Commission. She was Co-Director of Paper Monuments, a public art and public history project that invited residents to imagine new monuments for New Orleans. Sue was recently Visiting Fellow for Arts and Culture at the American Planning Association and formerly Public Programs Manager at the Small Center for Collaborative Design at Tulane School of Architecture.

Sue holds a BA in Anthropology from Loyola University New Orleans and an MA in Political Science from the American University in Cairo. She is the author of Human Rights, Human Wrongs, Observation of Human Rights Law and Norms in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, a contributor to Remaking New Orleans: Beyond Exceptionalism and Authenticity, and a contributor to Teachable Monuments: Using Public Art to Spark Dialogue and Confront Controversies, forthcoming on Bloomsbury Press.