New Grounds for Design Education

Sanjive Vaidya in discussion with organizers from Taubman, OSU, UVA, Yale, Rice, GSAPP, Virginia Tech, GSD, Cooper Union, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, UCLA, UPenn, University of Florida, and Carnegie Mellon.

July 30, 2020
7:00 p.m.

Image credit: Hanh Le.

Over the past two months, thousands of students and alumni have signed letters demanding reforms to combat racism and encourage inclusion in architecture and design schools. The New York Review of Architecture and The Architectural League are gathering letter organizers in a Zoom conversation to compare experiences, talk about next steps, and field questions from the public.

The discussion will include organizers from Taubman, OSU, UVA, Yale, Rice, GSAPP, Virginia Tech, GSD, Cooper Union, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, UCLA, UPenn, University of Florida, and Carnegie Mellon.

Moderated by Sanjive Vaidya, Chair of The New York City College of Technology, including a question posed by Dr. Sharon Sutton.

Organizers include: Emily Ebersol, Lexi Tsien, Alice Chai, Ian Svilokos, Jeremy Benson, Breanne Taylor, Allison Shawn Conley (GSAPP), A.L. Hu (GSAPP), Aldo Cherdabayev (GSAPP), David Isaac Hecht (GSAPP), Sanjana Lahiri (Cooper Union), Alice Petrosova (Cooper Union); My-Anh Nguyen (NOMA); Kami Beckford; Tya Winn, NOMA, LEED Green Associate, SEED (alumna); DJ Butler, NOMA (Syracuse student, NOMAS President); Aria Hill (NOMAS at Virginia Tech President), Erica Luedtke, Roya Chagnon, Miranda Hirujo-Rincon, Tiffany M. Orozco, Jordan Rae, Natalia Revelo La Rotta, Hillary Morales, Shane Ah-Siong, Jalisa Mills, Rachel Chon, and Taylor Latimer.

Organizations include: Student DEI committee at Syracuse, the NOMAS chapter at Syracuse, GAGA (GSAPP Alumni Group for Action).

Introductory remarks by Nicolas Kemper and Paul Lewis.

The online event will be an open discussion on Zoom. If you are part of a reform organizing campaign that is not listed who would like to participate, please contact the organizers at editor@nyra.nyc.

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