The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness Committee is bringing to you a new biweekly series on racial equity in architecture. From podcasts to film to Instagram accounts worth following, we’re rounding up the best in relevant resources to keep working toward a more equitable profession.

 

 

 

 

PODCAST

You’re Wrong About: The Ebonics Controversy

Mike tells Sarah how a simple idea in a single school district became a nationwide racial panic. Digressions include slasher movies, Space Invaders and homeschooling. The taglines are becoming more esoteric.

ARTICLE

Increasing Diversity in Architecture

Published in Architect Magazine, this article is the first of a three-part series on diversity in architecture that highlights the barriers to entry, designer-led solutions to increasing diversity, and improving representation in the building profession.

TWITTER

Michael Ford, @HipHopArch

The Hip Hop Architecture Camp uses hip hop culture as a catalyst to introduce underrepresented youth to architecture, urban planning and design.

FILM

13th

Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay’s examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country’s history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.

TO MAKE YOU THINK

@ArchSoWhite

An instagram feed that creates posts to visualize racial inequality in Architecture. The image and data used are gathered from publicly available resources.