Places + Fay Jones School Continue Virtual Lecture Series on Equity and Design

We’re delighted to join our partners at Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas to present a second virtual lecture series in collaboration with the University of Arkansas Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

The Spring 2020 series, again coordinated by assistant professor Brian Holland, continues to focus on issues of equity in the built environment, and as Holland explains, aims to “build on the success of the fall series by again convening a rich array of distinguished speakers to help us interrogate the role design professionals can play in shaping the spaces, structures and landscapes of a more equitable and just future.”

The first lecture, on January 25, will be presented by WAI Architecture Think Tank co-founders Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz Garcia, titled “Loudreading Post-Colonial Landscapes.” The series will continue with lectures by Tatiana Bilbao on February 15; Behnaz Farahi on March 1; Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman on March 8; Mia Lehrer on March 29; and Pascale Sablan on April 5.

All lectures will take place via Zoom at 4pm Central time, and are free and open to all. Complete this form to register.

On March 15 and 22, a two-day online symposium, “Piggybacking Practices,” will bring together architects, designers, and urbanists to critically examine the potential of hybrid land-use tactics as a means to address contemporary forms of inequality in the built environment. Speakers include Clare Lyster; Georgeen Theodore; Joyce Hwang; Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman; Jaffer Kolb and Ivi Diamantopoulou; and Dan Adams and Marie Law Adams. Details on how to register for the symposium will be available soon.