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Clareese Hill, Dr.
A close up image of young black woman with brown skin, brown eyes looks off camera. She is wearing a gray sweater.

A close up image of young black woman with brown skin, brown eyes looks off camera. She is wearing a gray sweater.

Date and place of birth
b. 1985, Brooklyn, NY
Current location
Brooklyn, NY
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
2020, Rapid Response Fellow

Clareese Hill, Dr. is a practice-based researcher. She explores the validity of the word “identity” through her perspective as an Afro-Caribbean American woman and her societal role projected on her to perform as a Black feminist academic.

Dr. Hill has performed lectures at The Royal College of Art, Goldsmiths University of London, University of Sussex, CUNY Graduate Center, The Chicago Art Department, and Smack Mellon in Brooklyn. She was also a 2020 Rapid Response for a Better Digital Future fellow (Phase One).

Dr.Hill has published peer-reviewed academic essays in THEOREM Journal, Architecture, and Culture Journal, and has an upcoming article in Antennae, The Journal of Nature and Culture.

Hill holds an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and practice-based research Ph.D. from Goldsmiths, University.

Hill is an Assistant Professor in Art and Design at Northeastern University.

Rapid Response Project

During Phase 1 of Rapid Response, Hill worked on an activating methodology which guides the creation of an online community for Black narratives, made accessible through the use of a virtual reality web platform. It will function as a restorative space to collectively question the validity of Western ideologies of knowledge production. The project will manifest as an archive that will prioritize the preservation, accessibility, authenticity, and diversity of different narratives of Blackness through care and collaboration amongst contributors as a counter to one-dimensional narratives eroded through media perversion, toxic marketing, surveillance capitalism, and inequality in statistical data. The project asks the central question in the time of social distancing: what does it mean to be together in cyber-sociality but apart in the landscape?

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