BSA Staff Picks: Native American Heritage Month
Design professionals and representatives of the architectural community alike must acknowledge that the process of building requires making thoughtful and intentional decisions that respect everyone, including those who were forcibly displaced from the spaces we occupy and who we share our land with today. In recognition of Native American Heritage Month and Native American Heritage Day on November 26, BSA staff are sharing our picks for articles, interviews, resources and more that celebrate Indigenous people.
Presenters at Intersections symposium talk participatory design
Climate change continues to threaten communities worldwide. Issues of racial and economic equity are causing many to re-evaluate practices that have been customary for centuries. And Boston has its first elected female mayor of color. At this crucial moment, the BSA is hosting "Intersections: Equity, Environment + The City" in conjunction with BSA Women in Design and BosNOMA.
BSA members and initiatives aim to combat food insecurity in Boston
Throughout the country, levels of food insecurity rose in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and conditions in Massachusetts have been no exception. While things have slowly begun to improve in 2021, hunger is still a concern state-wide as vulnerable residents grapple with circumstances caused in part by glaring systemic issues. To address them, the BSA and its members have put forward some design solutions.
Keynote speakers at Intersections symposium announced
Kenneth Bailey, Keller Easterling, and Billy Fleming will give keynote presentations at Intersections: Equity, Environment + The City, a multi-day symposium focused on participatory design processes in Boston. Speakers will discuss their work as it relates to to the process of crafting spaces and places situated within one of this century's most pressing issues: the threat of climate change and its inequitable impact.