National Building Museum the Intersection of Diversity, Agency, and Design in October

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

BlackSpaceVirtual Program

On October 18, join the BlackSpace Urbanist Collective for an introduction to the importance of culturally relevant and affirming design principles and using design as tool to create and preserve inclusive spaces. Participants will engage in a meaningful BlackSpace facilitated discussion on the role of Black spaces in personal and professional life. Groups will share tools and thoughts with peers on creating and conserving Black spaces. Salons allow for a casual yet insightful conversation about the importance of cultural presence between multiracial urbanist audiences.

The BlackSpace Urbanist Collective is joining the National Building Museum for a series of three facilitated conversations exploring the importance of Black spaces and the power of design in creating and conserving these spaces for Black people. 

These workshops are thought and action sessions, providing participants with a chance for deeper discussion and collaboration, and are limited to 35 people each. No design experience needed! Open to all professionals, students, and the design curious. The first virtual salon is September 8, the second virtual salon is October 18, and the third session is an in-person design charette on November 19.

$15 Museum Member | $10 Student | $20 Non-member

By registering for this INTERSECTIONS program, you'll be entered into a raffle to win 2 FREE tickets to ARTECHOUSE's exhibition Ase: Afro Frequencies! You will also receive a special link for 20% off admission to the exhibition!

This program qualifies for 1 LU/HSW (AIA), 1 PDH (LA CES/ASLA).

This program will be presented live via Zoom. Once you sign up for the program, a staff person will be in contact within five (5) business days to complete your registration. Space is limited and your reservation is only confirmed once we have received payment. Once you submit payment, you will recieve a link to join the Zoom meeting.

Image courtesy of the BlackSpace Urbanist Collective.

This program continues the National Building Museum's Equity in the Built Environment series of conversations that focus on how buildings, landscapes, interiors, and streets can be the cause of—and, more important, the cure for—social and racial disparities.


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