Showcasing POC in Architecture- News Edition
This month I was very excited by three major happenings in the black architecture community:
Black Females in Architecture, a UK-based collective, is highlighting black women in architecture and the built environment every day this month on their social media platforms. This is taking place in celebration of the UK's black history month. Never let anybody tell you that we simply don't exist in the field of design. These 31 women are proof that we do exist, and excel in our fields.
The Black Futurism 2019 conference took place from October 4-6th at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. This year's conference featured an incredible selection of speakers, including Pierce Freelon and Deanna Van Buren.
Finally, the University of Waterloo opened it's "People, People Should Know" exhibit at their School of Architecture. ”. This is an installation in the School of Architecture highlighting the work of women, people of colour, and Indigenous people across the different fields of design. This exhibit is an effort to counteract the tendency of our curriculum to downplay the long history of contributions by marginalized communities.