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Race & Architecture

BSA Race Architecture Logo

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).

2020 ignited long overdue conversations on race. The BSA launched Race & Architecture in July 2020 as series to listen and learn about the challenges in our communities, workplaces and within architectural education. Our next challenge is to move from conversation to action—to demonstrate how architecture and design can make an impact through education, practice, and community.

As entrepreneurs and creative problem solvers, architects have the agency and ability to design new systems and solutions for a more equitable profession and society. We plan to relaunch Race & Architecture around these principles later in 2021. In the meantime, we invite you to participate in ongoing conversations at the BSA with the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Network (EDI), BosNOMA, or our myriad other programs.

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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