This is Not a Drill: Complicating the False Missile Alert in Hawaii

On January 13, 2018, at 8:07 a.m. local time, a message popped up on the television, radio, and phone screens of the residents of Hawai’i. The alert read “Emergency Alert: Ballistic Missile Threat Inbound to Hawai’i. Seek Immediate Shelter. This Is Not a Drill.” 38 minutes later, residents received a second message, informing them that

Exhibiting Now: Decolonial Atlas

Sound floods your ears as you walk into the Decolonial Atlas exhibit. Throughout the space, images and sounds overlap with each other. Close your eyes and hear the sound of children laughing—open your eyes to see them “burying” someone in a grave of red clay. Watch a screen filled with slow dancing, and hear chaos,

Color-Coded: Race, Class, and the Lasting Legacies of Redlining

Somerville, 1935: Infiltration of negro. Detrimental influences: obsolescence, low-class occupants, congested area. Foreign born concentrated at western end and negro in central part. Section south of the railroad is a slum area with negro concentrated near the west side. Trend of desirability over the next 10 years: down. Overall area: hazardous.   It is 1935.