Providence Symposium | Pop Culture and Representative Preservation

Launched in December 2019, @hoodmidcenturymodern catapulted to fame as Instagram’s leading Black voice in architecture. HOOD CENTURY fills an industry gap as a preservation society for the streets, centering communities traditionally excluded from the conversation. This is preservation for us, by us.

With HOOD CENTURY, Jerald Cooperman utilizes pop culture and classic hip-hop imagery from an architectural and design point-of-view with the intention of introducing a new audience to architecture discourse, and in doing so, generating a new way of connecting his followers to their built environment.

This talk will explore iconic places that should have been preserved, why they weren’t, and what that does to a community. 

November 18 / 5:30 pm
$10 / Advance registration required

About the Presenter

Jerald ‘J Coop’ Cooperman is a rolling stone who lives between his hometown Cincinnati as well as LA, New York, and London. Heavily influenced by his travels and his hood’s rich history, Coop’s works lie at the intersection of culture, art, architecture, design, fashion, and film.  You can find Coop riding around the city taking photos of Mid-Century Modern homes for his preservation society “HOOD CENTURY”, writing and closing deals for Black Archives’ as Editor in Chief. Jerald has an eye for seeing the connection between everything and fusing it together through creative alchemy. This knack is the backbone of his vision; creating new ways of thinking, feeling, and living for those who stay curious.

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