From Monday, July 27th, through Saturday, August 1st, three prints donated by SOM will be up for auction as part of the Design Yard Sale for Racial Justice. The prints, each depicting projects designed by SOM as photographed by Ezra Stoller, are being auctioned off individually.
Design Yard Sale was organized by current students and alumni at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in response to the death of George Floyd and mass national protests against systemic racism and police brutality directed at the Black community. "We are not activists or politicians," say the organizers, "but as minority designers and students ourselves, we want to contribute to the movement in whatever small way we can. To that end, we thought that we might utilize our greatest strength—design—to gather as many resources as possible into the hands of the movements’ leaders, and let them do what they do best."
The online sale includes items for auction and purchase. 100% of the net proceeds collected will go to The Bail Project and Colloqate Design, a multidisciplinary architecture and design justice practice focused on expanding community access to, and building power through, the design of social, civic, and cultural spaces.
SOM has donated the following prints:
Pepsi-Cola Corporation World Headquarters New York, New York, Photographed by Ezra Stoller, 16" x 20" black and white silver gelatin print made from original negative: Edition 10/20. Bid on this item here.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., Photographed by Ezra Stoller 1974, 16" x 20" black and white silver gelatin print, Estate Print: Edition 1/20. Bid on this item here.
McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope, Kitt Peak, Arizona, Photographed by Ezra Stoller 1962, 16" x 20" color print, Estate Print: Edition 1/20. Bid on this item here.
All prints are Copyright Ezra Stoller/Esto and Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery.
Design Yard Sale for Racial Justice
Bidding Starts: 7:00 p.m EDT | July 27, 2020
Bidding Ends: 7:00 p.m. EDT | August 1, 2020