Spring 2022 Lecture Series
This year’s Spring Sciame Lecture Series, themed Radical Black Space, brings together architects, preservationists, planners, artists, and historians of color at a precipitous moment in time.
The ongoing Movement for Black Lives demands that Americans from all walks of life confront racism, white supremacy, white privilege, and their impact on constructed environments, and understand the rich, vital tradition of Black resistance, innovation, and creativity-as-liberatory practice.
Speakers will touch on many questions: How do the places, networks, and things made by Black Americans offer possible emancipatory frameworks for America? How is difference celebrated? What constitutes anti-racist spatial practice? Radical Black Space shows that the Black Radical tradition is alive in art and architecture, and that Black history and study are essential to understanding the present, and shaping the future for us all.
All lectures will be presented via Zoom, are open to the public, and held on Thursdays at 6pm NYC time. Zoom links will be made on the individual event pages as well as on our social media channels.
CONVERSATION: BLACK LAND CONSORTIUM
Jerome Haferd, Emanuel Admassu, Curry Hackett, and Jennifer Newsom
OTHER ARCHITECTURES …
DIFFERENCE AND DESIGN
Justin Garrett Moore, AICP, NOMA
A QUEST FOR A CONTINUING REVOLUTION: BLACK HERITAGE
AND THE 1976 BICENTENNIAL
FORUM ON THE NATURE OF ENCLOSURE
Convened by Shawn Rickenbacker and Jeffrey S. Nesbit
This book talk is cosponsored by Actar Press and
CCNY’s J. Max Bond Center for Urban Futures.
MELTING INTO AIR
First Annual Spitzer Alumni Lecture
THE UNTOLD: FINDING ANCESTORS OF COLOR IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
THE BLACK SCHOOL PROJECT
Shani Peters and Joseph A. Cuillier
CURRENT WORK FROM THE “ARCHITECT FOR THE POOREST OF THE POOR”
Yasmeen Lari, introduced by Kishwar Rizvi
The Mumford Lecture
2015 MOCA REAL ESTATE ACQUISITION
Check out our calendar for lecture descriptions and Zoom links.
We hope you will join us.
Made possible with additional funding provided by the Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture Fund.