AASU AND AFRICAGSD MEMBERS JOIN MEMBERS OF THE BLACK RECONSTRUCTION COLLECTIVE FOR Q&A

CARL M. SAPERS ETHICS IN PRACTICE LECTURE: BLACK RECONSTRUCTION COLLECTIVE, “BLACK RECONSTRUCTION”


Ten Responses to One Question: What does it mean to imagine Black Reconstruction today?

The Black Reconstruction Collective (BRC) provides funding, design, and intellectual support to the ongoing and incomplete project of emancipation for the African Diaspora. The BRC is committed to multi-scalar and multi-disciplinary work dedicated to dismantling systemic white supremacy and hegemonic whiteness within art, design, and academia. Founded by a group of Black architects, artists, designers, and scholars, the BRC aims to amplify knowledge production and spatial practices by individuals and organizations that further the reconstruction project.

The BRC engages the public through an annual process of reviewing proposals and providing critical and financial support to projects that have been selected by the committee. This work will manifest in built commissions, research funding, exhibitions, events, and publications, that will collectively imagine transformations to the built environment in the Black Radical Tradition.

After this lecture, respondents from the African American Student Union (AASU) at the GSD and AfricaGSD joined members of the Black Reconstruction Collective for a discussion and Q&A.

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