Talking Race + Architecture: A Teach-In

Event Pass Information

Event Pass Type
Student or Emerging Professional (less than 5 years)$5.00 USD
5 - 10 Years in the Profession$10.00 USD
More than 10 Years in the Profession$25.00 USD
Registration and Donation to Dark Matter University$100.00 USD

Event Details

*This event is occurring as a live workshop. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program. All income will be donated to support the work of Dark Matter University.*

As architecture professionals, teachers, and students continue to grapple with unlearning the white supremacy that fundamentally structures our discipline, it can be difficult to know where to begin, let alone what to do. It takes time and practice to learn how to speak about anti-racism, to apprehend the insights of recent revisionist histories focusing on race, and to build new, anti-racist ways of teaching and practicing. Join members of the Race and Modern Architecture Project (R+MAP) and Dark Matter University (DMU) for this participatory workshop focusing on how racism has shaped architectural pedagogy and practice, with special attention to unpacking concepts such as power/privilege, expertise, and the notion of the universal human. 

Suggested Readings:

“The Theory of Racial Formation,” from Racial Formation in the United States by Michael Omi and Howard Winant 

“Introduction,” from Race and Modern Architecture: A Critical History from the Enlightenment to the Present by Mabel O. Wilson, Irene Cheng, and Charles L. Davis

Irene Cheng, Associate Professor, California College of the Arts
Charles L. Davis II, Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Criticism, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Justin Garrett Moore, Program Officer, Humanities in Place, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Jerome W Haferd, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia GSAPP; Co-founder, BRANDT : HAFERD
Mabel O. Wilson, Professor, Columbia University
Quilian Riano, Associate Director, KSU Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative; Founder, Principal, and Lead Designer, DSGN AGNC