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.
Interested in shaping the conversation around equity, diversity, and inclusion within the BSA community? Join the EDI Network.
Mar 10, 2022 – Aug 31, 2023
Now What?! Advocacy, Activism & Alliances in American Architecture since 1968
The civil rights, women’s, and LGBTQ movements impacted every facet of US society, including architecture and design. Now What?! links the design community to larger social and political movements of the late 20th century, placing design practice in the foreground and engaging viewers in critical conversations around history, progress, and the built environment.
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.
Related BSA Knowledge Communities
- Access Committee
- Emerging Professionals Network (EPNet)
- Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Network
- Global Design Initiative for Refugee Children
- Intersections: Mobility, Equity, and the Built Environment
- LGBTQ Network
- On the Same Page
- Open Architecture Collaborative Boston
- Women in Design (WiD)
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
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.