This conference has been organized to address social justice from the perspective of design, emphasizing the importance of compassion in the design ethos, and with the goal of recognizing the contributions of African descendants to the design field and, by so doing, to broaden the definition of the designer. A series of conversations including students, faculty, and invited guests will consider design at the scale of the building, neighborhood, city, region, and globe.
Organized by the Harvard GSD African American Student Union with support from the Joint Center for Housing Studies, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Loeb Fellowship at Harvard GSD, the Dean’s Diversity Initiative at Harvard GSD, and H-OAP
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The list of confirmed participants includes:
Amber N. Wiley, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Brent Leggs, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC
Bryan Mason, AphroChic, New York, NY
Craig L. Wilkins, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ann Arbor, MI
Deanna Van Buren, FOURM, Chicago
Euneika Rogers-Sipp, Harvard GSD Loeb Fellowship, Cambridge, MA
Frank Christopher Lee, Johnson & Lee, Ltd., Chicago, IL
Fred Opie, Babson College, Wellesley, MA
Jeanine Hays, AphroChic, New York, NY
Justin Garrett Moore, NYC Department of City Planning, New York, NY
K. Michael Hays, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
Kimberly C. Driggins, Harvard GSD Loeb Fellowship, Cambridge, MA
Liz Ogbu, Studio O, Berkeley, CA
Maurice Cox, City of Detroit Planning Director, Detroit, MI
Mitch McEwen, McEwen Studio, New York, NY
Phil Freelon, Perkins+Will, The Freelon Group, Raleigh-Duram, NC
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