BSA Staff Picks: Black History Month 2022
This February, join the BSA staff in taking some time to celebrate Black history and culture and the work of Black architects and designers through some of our favorite books, articles, music, and more.
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Books & Articles
The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom
A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.
Architectural Heritage: Black History Month
An interview with Ambrea Mikolajczyk, the owner of ARK Construction & Restoration in Toledo, OH.
Celebrating Architecture for Black History Month
In honor of Black History Month, ARCHITECT recognizes the architectural achievements of five architects of color who have contributed great work to the American urban landscape.
How the Nonprofit BlackSpace Centers and Celebrates Blackness in Design
BlackSpace is a nonprofit association of architects, designers, and more launching new projects, coalitions, and plans for expansion—all guided by the same dedication to uplifting communities of color.
11 Gorgeous Buildings Around the World Designed by Black Architects
From Southern California to Tokyo, these incredible buildings were designed by Black architects.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine.
Fourteen Black architects and designers you should know
To celebrate Black History Month 2022, Dezeen asked 12 renowned Black architects and designers to select a fellow Black contemporary who deserves greater recognition.
Formed in 1932, the Ink Spots were an African-American vocal group that pioneered the development of the doo-wop genre and influenced several other musical styles. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
Equity Resources: Black History Month Edition
Resources from AIA Colorado's Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.
BosNOMA, the Boston chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, supports the organization's mission to "champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members."
11 Initiatives Supporting Black Voices in Architecture
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards' (NCARB) list of initiatives that encourage more Black students to pursue a career in architecture, remove impediments to practice, and support Black voices within the profession.
Black Landscape Architects Network
The mission of the Black Landscape Architects Network is to increase the visibility, support the interests, and foster the impact of Black practitioners in landscape architecture.