Our twenty-seventh Standing-Room Only Lecture will have Silas Munro flying in from La La Land to discuss contemporary conditions of protest by using the exhibition and catalogue Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest as a case study. He will explore the call and response of movements throughout history and how they connect to the crucial issues of our time now.

Our speaker, Silas Munro, is an artist, designer, writer, and curator. He is the founder of the LGBTQ+ and minority-owned graphic design studio Polymode. He was a contributor to W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America, co-authored the first BIPOC-centered design history course, Black Design in America: African Americans and the African Diaspora in Graphic Design 19–21st Century, and is faculty co-chair for the MFA Program in graphic design at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.


Thirty tickets are available for $10 each.

Date and Time
Thursday, March 7 at 7p
Doors open at 6p for mingling.

Katherine Small Gallery
108 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02143 [map]

Standing-Room Only Lectures aim to present short talks about graphic design, typography, and collecting. The lectures are kept to about twenty minutes because—true to its name—the series takes place in our standing-room only gallery. So, wear comfortable shoes and bring a short attention span.

We will be checking ticket reservations at the door. Don’t bother printing your ticket as we can look you up by name. We will have a stand-by line at the door for this event. Five minutes before the event begins, we will open up the event to those in the stand-by line on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have reserved a ticket for this event, please note that it will guarantee your place until 6:55 pm on the day of the event.

Will this talk be recorded or available for streaming?