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Representation Matters: 31 Black Women Architects Forging the Future of Architecture

13:30 - 9 March, 2019

By amplifying the discussion of black women, it is perceived that finding them in the academic and professional universes is still a not widely common situation, due to a deeply unequal historical process. In the recognition of the spaces conquered by the professional partners, going beyond the limits of [social and economic] inequality and racial discrimination becomes a path to tread, in an attempt to achieve, equally, the spaces that feminism in its universality has managed to occupy. The opportunities that didn’t reach us, generated a disparity in the absence of black professionals, in a course that, unfortunately, is still known as elitist and segregator. 

What can be concluded is that it has visibly become a great advance for all of us, to know those that are towards the recognition of our voice in the spaces, academics and professionals [and who traditionally didn’t contemplate them]. As a memory of black consciousness, are represented here some of the 31 black architects that stand out, among various spheres, in architecture and urbanism. 

Oslo Architecture Triennale Curator Shortlist Announced

12:00 - 25 November, 2017
Courtesy of Kartverket / NIBO / Statens Vegvesen
Courtesy of Kartverket / NIBO / Statens Vegvesen

This fall, the Oslo Architecture Triennale had an open call for its 2019 curator. Now, they have announced the five proposals which have been shortlisted for 2017. Upon reading their bios below, you will quickly see the amount of multidisciplinary work each of the shortlisted teams is composed of, including architects, curators, writers, and various other thought-leaders.

OAT2016 | OnResidence. Image Courtesy of Kartverket / NIBO / Statens Vegvesen Courtesy of Kartverket / NIBO / Statens Vegvesen OAT2016 | InResidence. Image Courtesy of Kartverket / NIBO / Statens Vegvesen OAT2016 | New World Embassy / Rojava. Image Courtesy of Kartverket / NIBO / Statens Vegvesen + 4

When Ivory Towers Were Black: Sharon Sutton on the Dual Fronts of Gender and Ethnicity

04:00 - 23 March, 2017
When Ivory Towers Were Black: Sharon Sutton on the Dual Fronts of Gender and Ethnicity

In this third episode of GSAPP Conversations, Columbia GSAPP Associate Professor Mabel O. Wilson speaks with Sharon Sutton about the publication of her new book, When Ivory Towers Were Black, which tells the story of how an unparalleled cohort of ethnic minority students earned degrees from Columbia University’s School of Architecture (GSAPP) during a time of fierce struggles to open the ivory tower to ethnic minority students.