Curry Hackett is a transdisciplinary designer, public artist, and educator. His practice, Wayside Studio based in Washington, DC, collaborates with communities and organizations to engage matters pertaining to culture, infrastructure, ecology, and the public realm.
Noteworthy work includes the Howard Theatre Walk of Fame, the DC High Water Mark system,
the DC Clean Rivers Project, and his ongoing research project Drylongso, which explores the
relationship between Blackness, food, plants, and land.
He has spoken at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Howard University, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Maryland College Institute of Art. Currently, Hackett is an adjunct architecture professor at his alma mater, Howard University, and will be co-teaching courses at Yale and Carleton Universities in Spring 2021, in partnership with
the anti-racist design justice school, Dark Matter University.
For his contribution to the Swiss Grid Microsite, Curry created a student assignment encouraging participants to broaden their source material for design, and break the myth of solitary creator.