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Michael Marshall’s work will be on display at the 2019 South by Southwest Convention as part of an exhibit titled “Say it Loud”. Photographs of Michael’s work, along with a video of a taped interview, will be featured at the high profile event in Austin, Texas from March 10-13.
“It is a great honor to be included in this important exhibit. SXSW is at the forefront of inspiring innovation among creative forces working in film, technology, music and the arts. I am humbled to be part of this dissemination of knowledge and gathering of great talent,” Marshall said.
“Say it Loud” is an initiative of Beyond the Built Environment, a nonprofit founded by architect Pascale Sablan. The organization engages community stakeholders to advocate for equitable and reflectively diverse environments. The mission of “Say it Loud” exhibits has been to promote the contributions of minorities working in the disciplines of architecture and design. The group “elevates the identities and contributions of designers through exhibitions, lectures, and documentaries that testify to the value of their built work and impact.”
Once “Say it Loud” was selected to be included this year at SXSW, the Beyond the Built Environment organization selected architects to showcase. A total of 20 designers will be featured.
“I am incredibly proud to be part of this platform to tell an important story of not only my work, but the work of so many people I admire, “ said Marshall. “We have a lot to say,” he added.
Marshall’s work will be on display in the Social Impact Pavilion at the SXSW Convention from March 10-13 in Austin, Texas. The project that will be featured will be the University of the District of Columbia Student Center, for which he was the architect, in association with CannonDesign.
In 2018, Marshall’s work was accepted into the archives of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, as part of the museum’s permanent collection. He is the CEO of Michael Marshall Design, a DC-based architecture and design firm that is a seasoned collective of architects, brand strategists and creative thinkers, working to create more relevant public spaces and drive positive change in our communities.