Demar Matthews…at the Intersection of Identity and Community

September 16, 2022 $15 Museum Member | $10 Student | $25 Non-member


In-person Program

This program continues the National Building Museum’s Equity in the Built Environment series of conversations that focus on how buildings, landscapes, interiors, and streets can be the cause of—and, more important, the cure for—social and racial disparities.

Can buildings, streets and landscapes affirm identity and define community? How does architecture amplify or silence, reflect or distort perspective, perception and narrative? These are the questions that Demar Matthews, Principal and Founder of OffTOP Design, asks with his work. Merging architecture, art and the Black cultural experience, Matthews investigates the power of architecture as a cultural signifier and vehicle of traditions, values, and identity.