April/May 2017 Director’s Fellows Updates

By phewing, 6 months ago

Crain’s Detroit Business talks about Pashon Murray’s latest collaboration with Shinola, and their unique suggestion for a Mother’s Day gift on their article: Shinola Selling Dirt. You can read more about this wonderful local collaboration on DuJour’s Dirty in Detroit.

Maurice Ashley helped initiative the Chess in Africa program , and will be heading to Botswana and Zambia in June to train the trainers to help transform the learners there.

Vinous Multimedia just published an outstanding article on the complete vertical of Allison Tauziet’s Colgin IX Estate Syrah (vintages 2002-2013), with excellent ratings.  These wines are made in very tiny quantity but are extremely special in that Allison and her team pay very close attention to every detail of farming this fruit.  Allison adores making the Syrah.  These wines are exotic, intriguing and indulgent all at the same time. Read more here

Colleen Macklin and Allison Tauziet recently recorded a video for Colleen’s online video series Iterate: Perspective of Design and Failure. The video will soon be made available. In the meantime, enjoy the interview with DF Baratunde Thurston, already available on the website.

Would you like to learn how to understand an egg biologically and chemically? Take a look at Arielle Johnson’s article The Evolution of Chickens on the website Lucky Peach. While you are there, you can also read about her contribution to the newly released book All About Eggs

Viktoria Modesta will be starring in an episode of Killjoys ScyFi TV series. We’ll forward the video as soon as it becomes available. Viktoria has also been nominated to receive a Modern Muse award at the Marie Claire Mexico & Latin America’s Leadhers 2017. You can read more about it on this Ditch The Label article. Don’t miss this brief Viceland video interview on Viktoria’s work.

The Art Media Agency talks to Sultan Al Qassemi about the Barjeel Art Collection on the article: Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi: an influential collector.

Mara Budgen, from Lifegate talks about Sam Kass’s work in making healthy food accessible to all. You can read more about this article here. Sam, a food policy advocate, recently interviewed President Obama as part of the Seeds and Chips Food Global Innovation Summit. You can watch the interview on Food and Climate Change here.

Zahara Hill, from HuffPost Black Voices, talks to Shaka Senghor about his journey, challenges, and prison reform activism on the article. Take a look here!

Business Daily Africa talks briefly about Juliana Rotich’s call for African women to be involved in global fund, shared ate the Women20 Summit held in Berlin

SoccerNation.com talks about Keisuke Honda’s efforts to strengthen youth development in the U.S. through soccer. Read more here.

Michael Thomas, from Fast Company talks about why Perry Chen’s Kickstarter decided to radically transform its business model, to become a public benefit corporation.