Toward an Anti-Racist Architecture
featuring Germane David Barnes, Amber Wiley, Tsione Wolde-Michale, and Sara Zewde
How do we interrogate the architectural discipline and promote an anti-racist approach to the discourse?
This panel will frame a discussion on anti-racist practices in architectural design and history. Rather than further reifying the concept of race, the aim is to identify the racialized premises within the field and resist their destructive effects in pedagogy and the built environment.
This panel will begin a discussion on building an anti-racist discourse into architectural practice and architectural history. The intent is not simply to highlight or reify the concept of race or racism in architectural practice and history but to begin to build a language to dismantle and advance beyond these destructive forces. The ambition is to create a platform for exchanges and to link with other arenas that are already undertaking this anti-racist work and suggest how students can apply this practice in their futures. This panel will bring together four professionals and scholars in various fields of overlapping design practice and study, asking them to speak not only about how they have integrated an anti-racist discourse into their work but also about how they have transformed their respective practices into moments of self-criticality in order to build an equtible and just future for design.