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Race & Architecture

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Graphic identity developed by students at Artists for Humanity.

Design team: Niaz Uddin (AFH teen designer, winning design), Nailah Dunker (AFH teen designer), Kathleen Chen (AFH teen designer), Jonathan Tejeda (Graphic Design Mentor), Kelsey Arbona (Design Director).

If you wish to join the Race & Architecture advisory working group, please sign up here.

The mission of Race & Architecture is to examine the conditions of inequity within our society and profession, and demonstrate how architecture and design can make an impact through education, practice, and community.

 The BSA 2021 Race & Architecture Initiative builds upon what we learned from the 2020 Race & Architecture listening series and responds to identified equity gaps in education, practice, and community. In 2021, the Race & Architecture Initiative will convene workshops, presentations, and symposiums geared to changing the paradigm of the profession to one centered on equity.

Join us as we examine, discover, and cultivate change for justice and equity within the architectural profession and the built environment.

Race & Architecture Chairs:

Gregory O. Minott AIA
Managing Principal, DREAM Collaborative LLC
2021 President, BSA

Calvin Boyd II
Architectural Designer, Payette
M.Arch I, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Asli Baran Grace Assoc. AIA, NOMA
Architectural Designer, HDR
Faculty, Boston Architectural College

2020 Video Archive

To view a video archive of past programs, click here.

Additional Resources

To view a list of resources mentioned in the Race & Architecture series, click here.

2020 Race & Architecture Listening Series

Architects, designers, and planners play an integral role in current systems of oppression and have a responsibility to use this influence of the designed world to design and build for equity. Join the BSA’s Race & Architecture series, focused on listening, learning, and engaging architects of color as we educate ourselves of the challenges at hand. The design of our communities and workplaces perpetuate racism in a series of obvious as well as inconspicuous ways; join us as we discover and discuss steps to create a just environment for all.

The moderated series will include a range of programs from stories about life as a Black architect to panels with public agencies, and more as we start to find not only answers, but the right questions.

Past Events

Housing and the Role of the Designer, November 24, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Design Education–Pipelines, Pathways, Pedagogies, Profession, October 27, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Social Economic Justice & Policies Panel Conversation, September 22, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Where do we go from here? A conversation with M. David Lee FAIA, August 25, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Race and Architecture Town Hall, July 28, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

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