October 14, 2020 / October 18, 2020
October 14-18, 2020
"Together we will explore ways in which can break down barriers to creating meaningful projects, share ways to remix the role of the designer, and unpack new approaches to the design processes of our built environment. Each one of us will find our ikusasa, Yoruba for future or progress, to forge our path towards progression."


October 15, 2020 / 8 - 9:30am
PYATOK Project Manager Janey Madamba will participate in a panel discussion on Cultural Districts: Revitalizing Cities and Preserving Community Integrity. Janey, who serves on the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center in San Francisco, will be joined by Raquel Redondiez, Director of SOMA Pilipinas, Alleluia Panis, Artistic and Executive Director of Kularts, and Joe Landini, Director of SAFEhouse Arts. The panel will share on cultural district histories and the important role cultural districts serve in defining and preserving cultural assets, with journeys into urban placemaking and the collaborative process by which we shape our public realm. Learn more.

EQxD SESSION 1: J.E.D.I. Agenda and Society/Economics/Social Mobility

October 23, 2020 / 2 - 3:30pm
"The uprisings that followed the murder of George Floyd have created a new sense of hope and a new desire in many to fight systemic racism in our country. As architects, we must first educate ourselves on the history and legacy of systemic racism as it relates to cities and buildings: How are the places and spaces that we design shaped by systemic racist policies, practices, ideologies, actions? How do these spaces uphold and reinforce systems of oppression? What does it mean to design spaces that are truly equitable, inclusive and safe for everyone? What can we as architects do to become true allies of BIPOC colleagues and their respective communities? In this session we will explore these questions the concepts and actions of anti-racism and design justice. We will consider ways in which we can apply these ideas as both advocates in our communities and as design professionals."
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