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Race & Architecture in America: Web Resources and Organizations
Books and other resources exploring how architecture reflects societal issues such as race and gender.
A global collective of Black designers, artists, and makers, which strives to cultivate a more equitable and inclusive culture within creative industries by fostering new relationships and business and highlighting the expertise of Black creatives.
Nonprofit founded in 2011 by interior designer Kimberly Ward to promote designers of color, support business development initiatives, and provide opportunities and resources to help Black designers thrive.
Comprising Black creatives from architects and designers to artists and activists, BlackSpace is dedicated to defining, creating, and protecting Black environments through initiatives such as involvement in traditionally Black neighborhoods and cross-disciplinary events to help “realize a future where Black people, Black spaces, and Black culture matter and thrive.”
Associate interior designer at Rockwell Group Kamille Glenn founded the Designer’s Workshop as a collective to unite people of color in any 3D-design disciplines, including architecture and design, and to shine a light on this underrepresented population through connectivity and collaboration.
Founded in 1971 by 12 African-American architects, who met at the national AIA Convention in Detroit that year and recognized the need to help foster the development of minority architects, NOMA showcases the work of Black architects through its publications and conferences.
Architects and interior, industrial, graphic, and fashion designers of any race, gender, or sexual identity are encouraged to become members of this national organization dedicated to championing diversity in creative disciplines.
Guide that explores the legacy of racism, social movements, and civil rights as they manifest in the built environment at the intersection of housing, transit, density, urban development, decay, and discrimination. Excellent links to articles and resources within.