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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:June A. Grant

Design, Advocacy and Digital Tools - Reimagining Agency

The Boston Architectural College invites you to join us for Design, Advocacy and Digital Tools—Reimagining Agency, a virtual public lecture by June A. Grant on Wednesday, February 24 at 6:00PM EST. 

Architects: earn 1 AIA LU/HSW by attending this lecture!

This virtual lecture is approved by the AIA for 1 HSW credit. To have your attendance reported, you will need to register for the event, attend the lecture, and afterwards email your full name and AIA member number to Licensed architects who are not AIA members can attend and email their information for a letter of completion.

This lecture will discuss how digital fabrication and emerging technologies coupled with a strategic approach play a critical role in crafting both short and long-term community-led urban regeneration. In general, architectural services fall within two buckets "fee-for-hire" versus "pro-bono" with a layer of place keeping for public appeal. After analyzing both models for viable effective impact, we have crafted a different model at blinkLAB architecture - one that explores publicly posed tasks that operate within a productive cooperative model.

About June A. Grant

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June A. Grant, RA, NOMA, is Founder and Design Principal at blink!LAB architecture, a boutique research-based architecture and urban design practice. Launched in 2014, Blink!LAB is based on Ms. Grant's 20 years of experience in architecture, design, and the urban regeneration of cities and communities. Her design approach rests on an avid belief in cultural empathy, data research, and new technologies as integral to design futures and design solutions. Ms. Grant is also the recent past-President of the San Francisco Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (SFNOMA) and ACADIA Board member; a 2019 YBCA100 honoree, 2020 CEDAW Women's Human Rights honoree, and the 2020 10th Annual J. Max Bond Jr. Lecturer.

blink!LAB has three mandates: Commitment to design exploration; Advocacy for holistic solutions; and Integration of technology as a central component for a regenerative society.

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BLINKLAB – holdingground: decide to locate our presence in unexpected public spaces. 
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BLINKLAB - productive cooperation: the act of being/emerging as a public voice is part of community inclusion, investment, project enrolling, and accelerating voices of advocacy. 
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BLINKLAB – fullypresent: phase 1 installation of a multi-phase community regeneration model - a 40-year old organization reveals its cultural pride and new elegance.

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