May 23, 2023

SDG 13 | From Marginal to Mainstream: Black Voices Driving the SDGs | Tayler Ava Friar

SDG 13 | From Marginal to Mainstream: Black Voices Driving the SDGs | Tayler Ava Friar
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SDG Talks

How can art be a vehicle for social change?

Welcome back SDG Talkers!! Thanks for joining us for another episode of highlighting change makers and their inspirational work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)!

In This Episode:

  • The Afro-Mexico history and future 
  • The interconnection between art and development
  • Black voices in unconventional spaces

Learn from Tayler Ava Friar who is a writer, art historian, TEDx speaker, and global communications specialist with previous roles at The United Nations, World Bank, and Google. She is also the founder of ART|unknown. - a platform that explores the intersection of art, black voices and the SDGs. Her most recent exhibition FLOW of Change: focused around Black voices for climate action was the largest climate-inspired water installation in Mexico City, marking the opening of the COP27 Conference in Egypt.

With a deep commitment to reexamining histories from a decolonized lens, Tayler is a PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Cape Town. Her thesis is entitled “A NUANCED GAZE: EXPLORING THE BLACK FEMALE BODY ARCHETYPE THROUGH CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN WOMEN ARTISTS” which has been partially published with Aix-Marseille University in Provence, France.

So listen now to get inspired from her passion and discover collaboration opportunities!


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