BAIDA, the Black Architects & Interior Designers Association, is a non profit organization of planners, interior designers, architects and students that aims to support diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession of architecture and interior design. One of the only organizations within Toronto connecting Architects and Interior Designers, BAIDA seeks to create opportunities for other minorities through advocacy, mentorship, networking and outreach.
In Conversation with BAIDA invites 6 members of BAIDA to share their work within the organization and their individual experiences leading up to and within the fields of architecture and interior design. Hosted by students at the Daniels Faculty, we hope that this discussion will highlight the work of Black designers within the GTA and inspire students to connect with the organization.
Graphic by Akbar Khatir
About the Pan Canada Lecture Series
The Pan-Canada Lecture Series was initiated by the Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture (CCUSA) of which the Daniels Faculty is a member. The intention was to join our voices at this particular time. The twelve schools of architecture agreed on diversity as the theme for this year. Together, we will present two lectures a month starting on our West Coast and moving across Canada. Read more.
For the Daniels Faculty instalment, our student unions (AVSSU & GALDSU) have partnered with the Black Architects and Interior Designers Association (BAIDA).