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Lecture Series Spring 2021

Natasha Espada
Equitable Space at Every Scale
January 19

Bryan C. Lee Jr
Power + Place
February 10

June A Grant
Design, Advocacy and Digital Tools - Reimagining Agency
February 24

María Bellalta
Social Urbanism: On the Ground
March 10

Dr. Sharon Egretta Sutton, FAIA
Each One Inspire One: A Battle Cry for Design Activism
April 8


Lecture Series Spring 2021: Bryan C. Lee Jr

Power + Place

The Boston Architectural College invites you to join us for Power + Place, a virtual public lecture by Bryan C. Lee Jr on Wednesday, February 10 at 6:00PM EST.

Power + Place explores the privilege and power structures that have defined injustice in the built environment from America's inception. We will look at the history of the design justice movement and how the theory of practice continually advocates for the dismantling of power ecosystems that use architecture and design to create injustice throughout the built environment.

Like all institutions, design imposes its power through policies, procedures, and practice and is subject to its own inherited biases. The lasting permanence of our professional decisions requires us to pay particular attention to the injustices that result from our work and to seek design justice wherever possible. Architecture has the power to speak to the language of the people it serves. We as designers are at our best when we are willing to serve the people without power.

Bryan C. Lee Jr

About Bryan C. Lee Jr

Bryan is an architect, educator, writer, and design justice activist. He is the founder and Design Principal of Colloqate Design, a nonprofit multidisciplinary design practice, in New Orleans, Louisiana. His practice is dedicated to expanding community access to design and creating spaces of racial, social, and cultural equity. Bryan has led two award-winning youth design programs nationwide and is a founding co-organizer of the DAP (Design As Protest) Collective. He was most recently noted as one of the 2018 Fast Company Most Creative People in Business, a USC Annenberg MacArthur Civic Media Fellow, and the youngest design firm to win the Architectural League's Emerging Voices award in 2019.

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