MADAD is a collective of artists Mallory Rukhsana Nezam, Damon Davis, and De Nichols, bonded by their connections to St. Louis and commitments to art, design, and activism. In 2019, MADAD started Black Memory STL: Division, Displacement, and Local Diaspora, an initiative that centers around community partnerships with the St. Louis Brickline Greenway and the Griot Museum. Black Memory STL illuminates Black oral and spatial histories that address racial divisions, housing injustice, and forced displacements.
MADAD began working together on urgent matters of public art and spatial justice in 2014 following the police murder of Michael Brown. MADAD (along with Marcis Curtis, Derek Laney, Sophie Lipman, and Elizabeth Vega) constructed Mirror Casket, “a work of art that evokes more empathy into this circumstance.”
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