Kevin Bernard Moultrie Daye will serve as the inaugural Spatial and Racial Justice Fellow, beginning in the Winter 2022 term. Understanding that architecture is a cultural product that always negotiates a complex multitude of voices and ideas and a myriad of social, political, and aesthetic concerns, Taubman College launched the Spatial and Racial Justice Fellowship program in 2021 to attract designers, practitioners, spatial activists, and researchers focusing on concerns at the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, and the built environment.
Daye makes music, designs, curates, fabricates, and is a founding member of SPACE INDUSTRIES. He is also an architectural designer for EHDD. His work focuses on issues of how issues of climate, identity, material and culture intersect in spatial theory. As one of the 2021 Emerging Curators at LACE (L.A.), along with co-curator Alex Jones, he will stage PARABLE 003, an exhibition that draws on the long and storied history of Black communities and settlements as tools of resistance. As a member of SPACE INDUSTRIES, he was a participating artist/curator in the Gray Area Foundation (S.F.) 2020 Experiential Space Research Lab (ESRL), developing the immersive exhibition This Will Be The End Of You, exploring notions of selfhood and identity in ecological thought and specifically focusing on issues of environmental justice and radioactivity in the Black community at Hunters Point/ Bayview.
In 2019, he co-curated the SOMArts (S.F.) exhibition, Forever, A Moment: Black Meditations on Time and Space, a multidisciplinary community art exhibition that explores Black identity and the way it experiences, interprets, distorts, and ultimately transforms time and space. He earned a Master of Architecture degree at the University of California, Berkeley.