Excited to Share | Now What?! Advocacy Activism and Alliances in American Architecture Since 1968
Updated: Sep 13, 2018
As a curatorial advisor, I collaborated with Lori A. Brown, Andrea J. Merrett, Sarah Rafson, and Roberta Washington. It is with a great deal of excitement that I share that last week was the opening ceremony for the Now What?! Advocacy Activism and Alliances in American Architecture Since 1968 Exhibit at Pratt Institute Brooklyn Campus.
"The show, which is on view at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, takes a broad look at activism in architecture and design: Structured as a timeline, it provides informative, easily-digestible blurbs on activist events, groups, and publications from 1968 up to the present day. Topics range from racial and gender representation in the profession to environmental advocacy and labor reform. Many entries, such as the New Alchemy Institute or The Women’s School of Planning and Architecture may be entirely unknown to architects, especially younger ones. Indeed, many of these decades-past initiatives may have been further forgotten if not for the exhibition organizers, who sourced their materials from more than 50 contributing academics, practitioners, and curators."
Now What?! will be on view through July 6th at Pratt’s Robert H. Siegel Gallery (61 Saint James Place, Brooklyn, NY), meaning architects visiting New York City for the coming AIA Conference on Architecture can see the exhibit. In September, the exhibition will open at the WUHO Gallery in Los Angeles, then subsequently travel to other cities.
Part of my contributions to the exhibit is sharing the history of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) founding history and what we strive to do for our members and the profession.
So proud to see so many of my favorite Design Activist included in the exhibit. Tiffany Brown, Bryan Lee and many many more. Now What?! may also be accompanied by talks and events; stay tuned to its for details. If you are in the New York Area please take the time to visit.
Here is a great article about the exhibit.
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