KETT, Robert J.
CCA Singles – Prospects Beyond Futures. Counterculture White Meets Red Power
Robert J. Kett revisits the Indigenous occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971 and uncovers other designs for the Rock from within the counterculture.
Kett, an anthropologist and curator based in California, points to the need to study the confluence of new media practices and the influence of Indigenous culture in the design work of the American counterculture: looking back at this moment, he suggests, would open new perspectives on contemporary debates concerning cultural appropriation and design methodology. [publishers’ note]