Equity, diversity, and inclusion are fundamental to the values reflected in our code of professional ethics and must be fostered throughout our organization, the profession, our workplaces, and communities. We strive to cultivate a sense of safety and belonging for all individuals while creating an atmosphere of deep collaboration that cuts across demographic and hierarchical lines.
When designers come together to change the systems that perpetuate violence and cruelty, we will harness our energies to create more just, equitable, and inclusive communities. We must work together as a community and through our practice to change these systems. We do not have the answer, but we will not stop until there is no longer a question of whether we live in a just world.
July 2020—December 2021
The Boston Society for Architecture (BSA) is kicking off the Race and Architecture series, aimed at listening, learning, and engaging architects of color as we educate ourselves of the challenges at hand. Each conversation will influence the next, starting with a town hall and listening session on July 28, 2020. The design of our communities and workplaces perpetuate racism in a series of obvious as well as inconspicuous ways; join us on the fourth Tuesday of every month as we discover and discuss steps to create a just environment for all.
There are many steps still to be taken, but the BSA EDI Resources page is a start to educate ourselves and be aware of the challenges at hand.
The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Network, a knowledge community of the BSA, is a place for individuals in the design industry to engage in meaningful conversations; support, promote, and build awareness; and to share best practices related to issues of EDI within the profession.
Interested in shaping the conversation around equity, diversity, and inclusion within the BSA community? Join the EDI Network.