Hanna Kim
is an artist and a designer.

I draw, design, and make—to understand deeper meaning, translate uncomfortable dialogues into friendly visual communications, and envision justice. My research focuses on the intersection of design and policy.
Currently I am a Soros Equality Fellow, non-resident fellow at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, and alumna at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
#SugarLand95  |  Dec 2018 ~ Present
Research, Advocacy, Design

Unearthing the truth of Convict Leasing, known as slavery by another name


A blue storage pod in the broiling sun of south Texas is now the resting place of the remains of 95 convict laborers who died in the sugar plantations of the ironically named Sugar Land, Texas. Unearthed were they lay for more than a century in a quiet field to make way for a school, the violation of their remains is evidence of America’s continuing and collective whitewashing and ignorance of its history—a history that through the violation of the burial sites of the African American dead continues to today and tomorrow.

The discovery of the remains of 95 black inmates at the Imperial Prison Farm in Sugar Land has drawn national attention to the history of convict leasing in Texas and the Greater Houston Area. Our speakers will examine this history and the current struggle to honor and memorialize the lives and deaths of these 94 men and 1 woman. (Event photo: Julia Zhogina Photography)

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Asian American Policy Review Vol.29  |  May 2019
Illustration, Logo Design

The contributors of the AAPR’s 29th Edition are blasian, brown, queer, trans, intergenerational, organized and resilient. They make the case for gender justice and transgender rights in the Pilipinx community, transformative mental health practices, and transnational advocacy strategies, and pan-Asian movement building.

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EJI Slavery Report  |  Jun 2018 ~ Jul 2018
Graphic Design, Illustration

Slavery in America: The Montgomery Slave Trade documents American slavery and Montgomery's prominent role in the domestic slave trade.


The report is part of EJI’s project focused on developing a more informed understanding of America’s racial history and how it relates to contemporary challenges. EJI believes that reconciliation with our nation’s difficult past cannot be achieved without truthfully confronting history and finding a way forward that is thoughtful and responsible.

©2018 by Equal Justice Initiative. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, modified, or distributed in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means without express prior written permission of Equal Justice Initiative. Created during the Summer Justice Internship at Equal Justice Initiative

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A New Town Hall  |  May 2018
Illustration, Logo Design
Independent

A re-imagined historic building type that supports democracy in the 21st century


This project investigates democracy in the age of social media through the lens of the rural New Hampshire town hall. As a place of assembly, the architecture of the town hall has not evolved beyond its colonial meeting house origins to support the scale and speed at which people communicate today. What should the contemporary town hall—and the practice of everyday politics both online and offline—look like in a networked society?

Project Lead: Joanne K. Cheung
Collaborators: Aimilios Davlantis Lo (model fabrication), Hanna Kim (poster illustration), Mindy Seu (graphic design)

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