Resistance as Practice: Acts of Anti‑Racism Through Architecture & Planning - Knowledge Exchange as Practice
We are happy to invite you to the inaugural Robert H. Winters lecture series Resistance as Practice: Acts of Anti-Racism through Architecture and Planning! The event is hosted by the Dalhousie University Faculty of Architecture and Planning's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, in partnership with the SHIFT: Connect conference. Our opening event will be on Wednesday, October 21st at 7pm, and will be a panel featuring DeRico Symonds, Juanita Peters, and Richard Kroeker. They will focus on "Knowledge Exchange as Practice" and their efforts to mobilize community knowledge for social justice. Find more details on the event and the panelists and register through Eventbrite here.
We are organizing this series at a critical moment for architects, planners and other disciplines grappling with difficult histories and professional cultures. This means questioning how designed spaces are embedded with power structures that stratify our society, and how practitioners are implicated in this. Just as importantly, we must acknowledge that this is not a new conversation or area of analysis: racialized communities have developed their own planning and design practices in cities when they have not been heard by the faces of power. This lecture series builds on the ongoing powerful response to racialized violence by presenting the work of practitioners, academics and activists who have pursued these acts of anti-racism as a central focus of their work.Resistance as Practice: Acts of Anti‑Racism Through Architecture & Planning - Knowledge Exchange as Practice