Randa Hadi 
رندة هادي

is a Kuwaiti designer, researcher, educator, and
informal archivist.

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Deconstructing Power: W.E.B. Du Bois at the 1900 World’s Fair

Deconstructing Power: W. E. B. Du Bois at the 1900 World’s Fair places pieces from decorative arts in juxtaposition with 20 data visualizations designed by W. E. B. Du Bois. The data visualizations highlight the success of Black Americans, despite the racism they were facing.

The design of the exhibition references the linearity of the hand written typeface found in Du Bois’s visualizations. The placement of the objects across the exhibition create a dialogue within each other; showcasing the vast differences in objected goods vs. the documentation of historical moments and Black life in America. The data visualizations are on loan from the Library of Congress for the first time, making this a historical moment to be shared with the public.
2022 — 2023
David Bartolomi

20 of W.E.B. Du Bois’s original data visualizations, using vivid colors and complex information about Black life in the U.S.

My role as a exhibition lead and designer was to manage the exhibition space, along with creating the architectural drawing set that was used for installation and vitrine requirements, and design all graphical text formats (A Text, B Text, C Text, and captions).

Maras des Bois typeface designed by Graham Bradley.