Preserving African American Places: Report Design


The Preserving African American Places report seeks to elevate emerging ideas, research, observations, and questions on the critically important issues of equitable development, social justice, and the practice of preservation.

Isidor Studio collaborated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation's African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund to design the main report Preserving African American Places and its complimentary compendium of essays entitled Perspectives of Neighborhood Change. A cohesive brand was designed across both reports that plays on the use of color, imagery, and pattern integrate Black aesthetics while guiding readers through a crucial discussion within the field of preservation.


Published 2020
United States [nationwide]
Graphic Design
National Trust for Historic Preservation:
African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund

Preserving African American Places: Growing Preservation's Potential as a Path for Equity

Preserving African American Places seeks to understand the implications of place-based injustice and their impact on the preservation of African American cultural heritage, as well as to identify preservation-based strategies for equitable growth and development that respect the historical and present-day realties and conditions of African American Neighborhoods.


Perspectives of Neighborhood Change: Case Studies

In the summer of 2018, ten students at universities across the United States were selected as AACHAF Research Fellows and were commissioned to research and write essays on neighborhood change and historic preservation in ten study cities.