Remi Badu is a Ghanaian-born autodidact, poet, techie, and all-around weirdo based in Somerville, Massachusetts. Badu is interested in the ways we navigate identity and the limitations that language creates in understanding ourselves. Their works are also an exploration of color, light, and time.
What is your favorite design book?
Contemporary African Art by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir / Publisher: Thames & Hudson. This is one of my most cherished Goodwill finds - When it comes down to it, I feel as though it takes a considerable amount of digging to find books that cover African Art in a way that acknowledges the cultural diversity. This book also posed to me one of my favorite questions to ponder: is the 'post' in postcolonial the same and as the 'post' in postmodern? - Check it out if you feel like learning about some kickass African artists.
What is your favorite design object?
Olivetti Typewriter. This typewriter serves as both a functional reminder of the merit of analog devices and as a beautiful object that adds a pop of color to my space with its canary yellow housing and red and white keys. It's definitely one of the first things I reach for during digital detox, though I would be lying if I said I used it as much as it deserved to be.
Contemporary African Art