The Black in Design Conference, organized by the African American Student Union (AASU) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), seeks to simultaneously recognize the contributions of African Descendants to the design fields and to broaden our definition of what it means to be a designer. Their belief is that the initial steps towards addressing social injustice through design are to reclaim the histories of underrepresented groups in design pedagogy and to implicate designers as having a role in repairing our broken built environment.
As an attempt to share this discussion and responsibility of social equity through design, the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) chapter at LSU's School of Architecture is hosting a satellite exhibition and a joint-lecture and Q + A session on March 4th 2016 at 5pm with two of the Harvard University conference’s panelists: Dr. Craig Wilkins (Senior Lecturer of Architecture and Planning at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) and Sara Zewde (Designer at Gustafson Guthrie Nichol in Seattle and 2014 National Olmstead Scholar).
While the satellite exhibition will provide a visual backdrop of the conference experience and work of current and alumni design students, the lectures and following Q + A session will be a platform for the contributions of African Descendants to the design fields and to broaden the definition of what it means to be a designer. Together, the lecture and exhibition hope to encourage students and faculty to rethink our spaces at LSU and to catalyze dialogue about how LSU can be more intentional about our own design and community work in Baton Rouge.
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Thank you! And we hope to see you there!
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The NOMA National Conference Committee has officially opened the Call for Seminars and Speakers. We anticipate more than 500 members from around the country to join us in New Orleans for another great conference, so Submit early and share your knowledge with the masses.
2014 NOMA Chapter of the Year
At the NOMA National Conference in Philadelphia, PA, NOMA Louisiana was honored with the Chapter of the Year Award, along with NOMA Atlanta. NOMA Louisiana is proud to have offered a variety of programming throughout this year. NOMA Social Events brought together Principals, Interns, and students for intimate conversations about career paths. Project Pipeline exposed high school students to design thinking.
NOMA Louisiana members are active in the the community outside of the organization as well. They are leaders in Women in Architecture, volunteers at local galleries, and serve on local AIA boards. We're proud of all of out members and what they have accomplished both within and outside of NOMA Louisiana.
Thank you to our sponsors who make it all possible!
Not only was NOMA Louisiana honored with Chapter of the Year, Vice President Bryan C Lee Jr. was acknowledged as Member of the Year by the National Board. Bryan is instrumental in NOMA Louisiana programming and advocates for using the Louisiana model as a basis for other chapters across the Nation. Congratulations, Bryan!