Renowned environmental sociologist Dorceta Taylor focuses on the locations of hazardous facilities in low-income and minority communities and shows how they have been dumped on, contaminated and exposed. Drawing on an array of historical and contemporary case studies from across the country, Taylor explores controversies over racially-motivated decisions in zoning laws, eminent domain, government regulation (or lack thereof), and urban renewal.
Why are hip-hop and mass incarceration so entangled in the U.S.? This episode examines the history of policing and the music industry’s complicity—with hip-hop OGs Too Short and Killer Mike—breaking down iconic songs to unveil how the justice system disproportionately affects Black America and what hip-hop, as America’s most consumed music genre, has always done to push back.
This Instagram account (and program) engages community through architecture to advocate for equitable, reflectively diverse environments. Founder and Executive Director is Pascale Sablan, who spoke recently at the 2020 AIA Colorado Practice + Design Conference.
TO MAKE YOU THINK
McKinsey’s Annual Women in the Workplace Survey
Before this year, Women in the Workplace research had consistently found that women and men leave their companies at comparable rates. However, due to the challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis, as many as two million women are considering leaving the workforce. The COVID-19 crisis could set women back half a decade!
TO SUBMIT + SHARE
Compendium of Architecture Pathways
AIA Colorado is working to build the largest compendium of opportunities for students and future architects of any age in Colorado. Share this link with your network and/or submit architecture internships, programs, courses, and more as we develop an interactive map of resources to design a more equitable profession.