Seshat’s one of those people who is as professional as she is personable. When we first met, I was doing research in her neighborhood. She was kind enough to connect me with other neighbors, and throughout the years, we’ve gotten to know each other. When I had the idea to collect survey data on the neighborhood, she told me that she had that idea, too....naturally, a collaboration was born. We collected survey data, and from the data, Seshat created these dope posters that showcased images from the neighborhood with quotes and statistics about food access. She’s also versatile. From that project, she was the first person I contacted about designing the cover for my forthcoming book. After being patient with me an the publisher, going back and forth on the design, we finally settled on a concept from which the publisher used a captivating image Seshat took as the focal point of the cover. I really hope I get to work with her again on future projects. Her heart for community and for building authentic relationships rings true in all she does. That, to me, is valuable in a world where some people who market themselves as creators forget the relational piece.
To work with Seshat, it was an absolute pleasure. Our working relationship started with a need to gage community perceptions and morphed into a true thought partnership, collaborative, cooperative, and innovative. She became a sounding board and an advisor as I navigated the community networks and forged stakeholder relationships, which enhanced our work. Seshat always brings constructive ideas and inclusive perspectives that made working together easy and enjoyable.
I had the privilege of working with Seshat through her Make.Do sessions at the Petworth Neighborhood Library. It was a collaborative project that we entitled Resident Artifact. We collected stories and encouraged residents and business owners to create collages using found objects that represent their community and evoked their memories. I found working with Seshat to be incredibly inspiring. I value her open perspective and her ability to see the real needs. She is also able to truly collaborate - an example that was very helpful for me to learn from. Her innovative projects are impossible to ignore and irresistible to participate in.
I came to know of Seshat Walker’s work through her neighborhood engagement campaigns. Her understanding of how to build participatory social cohesion between diverse communities is nuanced, empathetic, and effective. And most importantly, grounded in fun!Hosan Lee, TableTribes
I had the great pleasure of working with Seshat for the Our City Festival in Washington, DC. Seshat served as a curator and ended up putting on one the highlights of the entire weekend. Her knowledge of the DC arts and culture scene, appreciation for history, organizational skills and ability to see projects all the way through is outstanding. Detail-oriented and hard working in every way, I would highly recommend Seshat for any project.
Energetic! Creative! Visionary! This is how I would describe Seshat. We met because she curated a show called 4/4 at the Our City Festival 2015, which my firm co-presents. The show was a huge success and superseded our wildest dreams! I am a firm believer that Seshat can do whatever she sets her mind to and it was a pleasure to get to know her in this process.
Seshat is an unstoppable creative force. She greets every project with open arms and inspires others to bring their best ideas to a project. I first met her when she reached out to me about my documentary project Red Line D.C. She invited me to join an art and activation event that she was curating called DeanwoodxDesign, which drew me to a beautiful community space in my hometown that I was ashamed to admit I had never been to before. A resourceful collaborator, Seshat acts as connective tissue for fellow DC artists, while simultaneously nurturing her own work. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her and love following her creative journey because she embodies the spirit of the mantra she promotes: Make. Do.
We had the pleasure of collaborating with Seshat to organize an outdoor screening of our Green Corps short documentaries in Deanwood as part of the DeanwoodxDesign project. Seshat was a fantastic collaborator, full of good cheer and positive energy. She enthusiastically helped to promote the event, bringing a diverse representation of the community out to celebrate and experience the films. I truly admired the hard work, dedication and commitment she put forth for the DeanwoodxDesign project. It was a great success and a real model for how communities can embrace art as a means for coming together.
SESHAT WALKER HAS A KEEN SENSE OF STYLE, IS EXCELLENT WITH MANAGING DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES, AND IS WILLING TO GO THE EXTRA MILE TO MAKE ARTISTS AND CLIENTS ALIKE FEEL PROVIDED FOR AND UNDERSTOOD. HER COMMUNITY-BASED BRANDING IS JUST WHAT DC NEEDS TO BRING THE NEEDS OF NEIGHBORHOODS AND NEIGHBORS FRONT AND CENTER. SESHAT RHYMES WITH GIVES A LOT!
Partnering with Seshat at one of my coffeeshop popups was a great experience! Not only is she very easy to work with but she also brings a level of creativity that encourages others to think outside of the box. The earth day project that she curated allowed my customers to not only celebrate our worlds green space but also paralleling that to our immediate community of Deanwood Washington DC. It would be an honor to work with Seshat on a future project!