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Race, Space, and Inequality

Racial Injustice

NOMA’s Public Statement Regarding Racial Injustice (Kimberly Dowdell)

Bryan C. Lee on Design Justice and Architecture’s Role in Systemic Racism (Martin C. Pedersen)

We must work toward an abolitionist future for our world (Rinaldo Walcott)

Five Charts that Show What Systemic Racism Looks Like in Canada (Graham Slaughter)

Policing Black Lives (Robyn Maynard)

The End of Policing (Alex S. Vitale)

Organizations Cannot Afford to Stay Silent on Racial Injustice (Enrica N. Ruggs and Derek R. Avery)

How James Luna Exposed the Mechanisms of American Racism (John Yau)

How Racial Bias in Tech Has Developed the “New Jim Code” (Sarah E. Bond)

Time to Speak Up: Some Necessary Words about Racism (Tracie Jolliff)

A phenomenology of whiteness (Sara Ahmed)

Privilege Afforded to White Journalists (Pacinthe Mattar)

Unlearning the myth of American innocence (Suzy Hansen)

New report shows Canada is one of the worst countries for white supremacy (Becky Robertson)

A Syllabus for Making Work About Race as a White Artist in America (Ryan Wong)

Editorial: Let’s Talk About Race (Elsa Lam)

All Shook Up: The Politics of Cultural Appropriation (Brian Morton)

The Matter of Black Lives (Jelani Cobb)

New CivicAction and BCG report reveals depth of anti-Black racism in Canada

Blackness and the Precarity of Public Safety (Sharine Taylor)

Dr. King’s Revolutionary Dream Against Our Neoliberal/Neofascist Nightmare (Robin D.G. Kelley)

Robin D.G. Kelley and Fred Moten In Conversation (Robin D.G. Kelley and Fred Moten)

The New Normal with Maydianne Andrade to release two-part episode on anti-Black racism

WEBINAR: Striving Towards an Equitable Future - Addressing Systemic Injustice as a Cultural Organization

What’s Next: COVID-19 podcast – (Ep. 20) George Floyd (University of Toronto )

This is a Canadian problem, too': U of T's Maydianne Andrade on finding the will to address anti-Black racism (The New Normal podcast with Maydianne Andrade)

Race and Modern Architecture (Columbia GSAPP)

Archinect Sessions #159: On Racial Inequality in AEC, with Karen Compton (Paul Petrunia)

Inequality and the Built Environment

A Call To Explore: Design, Race, and the Built Environment (Harvard University Graduate School Of Design)

Black neighbourhoods in Toronto are hit hardest by COVID-19 — and it’s ‘anchored in racism’: experts (Olivia Bowden and Patrick Cain)

There’s No Reason for an Architect to Design a Death Chamber (Michael Kimmelman)

Decoding Oppression in Architecture: Design as a Tool for Social Justice (Zach Mortice)

What ‘Livability’ Looks Like for Black Women (Brentin Mock)

CMHC Acknowledges Its Role In Forced Resettlement Of Black Canadians (Tara Deschamps)

How systemic racism shaped the history of Canada's swimming pools (Misha Gajewski)

Restricted Clientele! Everyday Racism in Canadian National Parks (Alan MacEachern)

Getting into Hot Water: Racism and Exclusion at Banff National Park (Meg Stanley and Tina Loo)

How Decades of Racist Housing Policy Left Neighborhoods Sweltering (Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich)

Race, Space, and Architecture: Huda Tayob in conversation with Frances Richard (Frances Richard)

Places + Fay Jones School Present a Virtual Lecture Series on Equity in the Built Environment (Places Editors)

Introducing Race and Space (The Cultural Landscape Foundation)

Green Gentrification: Race and Class Exclusion in an Urban National Park (Steven High)

White flight, red lining, block busting and panic peddling (Nory Miller)

Architecture Students Win International Design Workshop Grand Prize (Julie Sharkey)

New research reveals the racial, social, and geographic divides of Toronto’s housing crisis (Lisa Ferguson)

History museums launch new program to address lack of representation in stories about Toronto (Jelena Adzic, Muriel Draaisma)

A Necessary Book: Lo–TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism (Grace Mitchell Tada)

Improving Racial Equity Through Greener Design

America’s Cities Were Designed to Oppress (Bryan Lee)

Cities in the Time of COVID-19: How do we respond to anti-Black racism in urbanist practices and conversations? (Jay Pitter)

MOVING TO ACTION: How Do We Respond to Anti-Black Racism in Urbanist Practices and Conversations? (Jay Pitter)

INTERSECTIONALITY MATTERS! (AAPF and Kimberle Crenshaw)

Floodlines (Vann R. Newkirk II)

When Bathurst was Blackhurst: the Black history of Mirvish Village (Nam Kiwanuka)

Solidarity, Anti-Racism, and Healing

Sources of Self-Regard (Deborah Willis)

Seeing Black Futures (Jenna Wortham and Kimberly Drew)

Artist-Activist Yves B. Golden on Honoring the “Spirit of Black/Trans Resilience” (Camila McHugh)

Frederick Douglass on the Wisdom of the Minority and the Real Meaning of Solidarity (Maria Popova)

U of T program to prioritize healing, wellness and support for Black and racialized community members (Tina Adamopoulos)

The Power of Lo-TEK: A Design Movement to Rebuild Understanding of Indigenous Philosophy and Vernacular Architecture (Julia Watson)

Working Together to Fight Anti-Black Racism: U of T's Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office (Scott Anderson)

Spaces of Black joy: five London-based designers share their visions (Charlene Prempeh)

The Black Reconstruction Collective works to dismantle systemic racism within art, design, and academia (Amrita Raja)

U of T grad Malek Abdel-Shehid passionate about 'Black sense of place, African diaspora and urban planning' (Sean McNeely)

Lead on Diversity and Inclusion With Words and Action (Emily Rabbitt)

Educators And Native Leaders Recommend Bringing Anti-Racism To The Thanksgiving Table (Piper McDaniels)

“Knowledge resides in everybody”: U of T expands, supports access programming (Jenny Rodrigues)

Listen to Indigenous People (Phoebe Lett)

Out of Action, Comes Hope: U of T is stepping up efforts against anti-black racism and moving toward greater inclusion (Raquel A. Russell)

Grace Farms Foundation Launches Design for Freedom Initiative (Madeleine D'Angelo)

BLACK MUSEUMS LAUNCH NEW DIGITAL PLATFORM HONORING JUNETEENTH (Dana Givens)

How Does Change Happen? (Angela Davis)

Webinar series: Race, Social Justice and Allyship (School of Architecture, Rice University)

Converting parking to people space on 75th helps reenergize Black-owned restaurant strip (James Porter)

Legacies of Colonialism and Slavery

Sterling Prize 2020: How Canada changed the definition of genocide while engaging in crimes against Indigenous Peoples (Simon Fraser University)

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and the Tyranny of Language (Francis Wade)

The Enslavement of Indigenous People in Canada (Bonita Lawrence)

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition (UNESCO)

How James Luna Exposed the Mechanisms of American Racism (John Yau)

Canada Day celebrates ongoing colonialism

National Native American Veterans Memorial opens on the National Mall (Matt Hickman)

The Thanksgiving Myth Gets a Deeper Look This Year (Brett Anderson)

Educators And Native Leaders Recommend Bringing Anti-Racism To The Thanksgiving Table (Piper McDaniels)

Listen to Indigenous People (Phoebe Lett)

Steps to End “Colonial Science” Slowly Take Shape (Ashley Yeager)

Where is my buffalo robe? (Crystal Semaganis)

Reflections on Indigeneity in Architectural Education (David Fortin)

Grace Farms Foundation Launches Design for Freedom Initiative (Madeleine D'Angelo)

Somnath Bhatt on intuition, labour, and relinquishing individuality (Alif Ibrahim)

Listen to ‘1619,’ a Podcast From The New York Times (Nikole Hannah-Jones)

Has the American Dream Been Achieved at the Expense of the Negro? (James Baldwin and William F. Buckley)

Canada's Slavery Secret: The Whitewashing of 200 Years of Enslavement (Kyle G. Brown)

"Home of the Oppressed": Democracy, Slavery and American Civic Architecture (Mabel O. Wilson)

Canada By Treaty: Negotiating Histories (University of Toronto Department of History)

Gender and Sexuality in Design

Perspectives on Education

General Education

An Official BSA Address AAA The Recent Police Brutality (Black Student's Association)

U of T launches Black Student Application Program to strengthen diversity in medical school (Andrea Concil)

24 Black medical students accepted to U of T Medicine — the most in Canadian history (Meghan Collie)

Keep the Volume Low:' Being Black On Campus In Canada (Laila El Mugammar)

Alleging Racism, Sole Permanently Employed Black Staff Member of Goldsmiths Art Department ‘Withdraws Labor’ (Alex Greenberger)

Whiteness, Power and the Politics of Demographics in the Governance of the Canadian Academy (Genevieve Fuji Johnson and Robert Howsam)

Working Together to Fight Anti-Black Racism: U of T's Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office (Scott Anderson)

Six Ways to Speed Up Inclusion and Positive Change In Higher Education Faculty Culture NOW (Joy Connolly)

Canadian post-secondary institutions unite to take action on anti-Black racism, Black inclusion (Don Campbell)

This Is the Casual Racism That I Face at My Elite High School (Rainier Harris)

Rhonda McEwen named special adviser on anti-racism and equity at U of T Mississauga (Patricia Lonergan)

U of T program to prioritize healing, wellness and support for Black and racialized community members (Tina Adamopoulos)

U of T task force on anti-Black racism opens call for nominations (Geoffrey Vendeville)

Slavery and McGill University: Bicentenary Recommendations (Dr. Charmaine A. Nelson and student authors)

Architectural Education

Architecture, Design, Action: Chris Reed on Dismantling Systemic Racism in Pedagogy and Practice (Alice Bucknell, Interviewer)

Where are My People: Black in Architecture (Kendall A. Nicholson)

Reflecting on the African American Experience at the Harvard GSD (Martin C. Pedersen)

Architecture schools present first pan-Canada lecture series

Race, Space, and Architecture: Huda Tayob in conversation with Frances Richard (Frances Richard)

Students and Alumni Gather for Conference on Racism in Architecture Schools (Jack Balderrama Morley)

How can architecture schools increase diversity? (Melinda D. Anderson)

UT Austin’s School of Architecture Establishes Initiative on Race, Gender and the Built Environment (University of Texas at Austin)

Not Enough: A Lack of Diversity May Kill Architecture (UNCC SoA)

Architecture "is more elitist than the most elite university in the world" says Phineas Harper (Cajsa Carlson)

Whiteness and the Architectural Profession in the United States (Bryan E. Norwood)

Architecture for All (Greg Pitcher)

Webinar: Racial In_Justice in Landscape Architecture Curricula (American Society of Landscape Architects)

Students and Alumni Gather for Conference on Racism in Architecture Schools (Jack Balderrama Morley)

Dismantling the Design Syllabus (Zach Mortice)

Reflections on Indigeneity in Architectural Education (David Fortin)

Founding the Future: Lesley Lokko talks to AN about race, academia, and starting an architecture school in Ghana (Amrita Raja)

Loudreaders Trade School Lecture Series

Diversity and Equality in Design Practice

Landscape

Cities and Urbanity

Forestry

Visual Arts

People, Firms, and Organizations

Celebrating BIPOC

Reading Lists, Bibliographies, Curricula

Space/Race

Race Space & Architecture: Towards an Open Access Curriculum (University of Johannesburg Graduate School of Architecture, LSE Department of Sociology and Royal College of Art)

Resources on Anti-Racism: Places Reading List (Places Journal)

'Race' and Space: A New Curriculum (The Bartlett, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment)

Race/Architecture/Decolonization Design Resources - The Architecture Lobby Toronto (The Architecture Lobby Toronto)

Student Equity Alliance (SEA) Reading List (AVSSU, GALDSU and FGSA)

Reading for Racial Justice (University of Minnesota Press)

This List Of Books, Films And Podcasts About Racism Is A Start, Not A Panacea (Isabella Rosario)

Required Reading (Hrag Vartanian)

Canada Day celebrates ongoing colonialism

Boston Society of Architects — Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (Boston Society of Architects)

Tu White School of Architecture (Students at Tulane School of Architecture)

Anti-Racism Design Resources (Space Industries x ELL x Design As Protest Collective)

Reading Group: Black Geographies and Black Philosophies (Led by Shaeeda Mensah and Rachel Goffe)

Unsettling Coloniality: A Critical and Radical Fiber/Textile Bibliography (Critical Craft Forum)

#IndigenousReads (Government of Canada)

Race, Architecture, Social Equity (Daniel Barber)

Syllabus for an Urban Design Course That Somehow Doesn't Exist Yet (Colorlines)

CONCEPTIONS OF WHITE: A RESEARCH TOOLKIT ON THE ORIGINS AND MEANINGS OF WHITE IDENTITY (MacKenzie Art Gallery)

Anti-Racism Resources for White People (Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein)

Race, Space, and the Law Reading List (Louis Nelson, University of Virginia)

Women, Space, and Place: Reading List (Amy Murphy, University of Southern California)

Architecture and Control: Reading List (Desiree Valadares, UC Berkeley)

For Educators

Tools for Anti Racist Teaching (PBS Teachers Lounge)

Race Space & Architecture: Towards an Open Access Curriculum (University of Johannesburg Graduate School of Architecture, LSE Department of Sociology and Royal College of Art)

'Race' and Space: A New Curriculum (The Bartlett, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment)

How can architecture schools increase diversity? (Melinda D. Anderson)

Six Ways to Speed Up Inclusion and Positive Change In Higher Education Faculty Culture NOW (Joy Connolly)

Race, Space, and Architecture: Huda Tayob in conversation with Frances Richard (Frances Richard)

On the Futility of Listening: Statement from the Black Student Alliance at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation to the Columbia GSAPP Dean, Faculty and Administration (Black Student Alliance)

James Baldwin's Lesson for Teachers in a Time of Turmoil (Clint Smith)

Unsettling Eurocentrism in the Westernized University (Julie Cupples, Ramón Grosfoguel)

Learning Reimagined: Radical Thinking for Equitable Futures (Imaginable Futures/IDEO)

Tools and Resources