Bryan Lee talks about "design justice" - the idea that race, culture, and architecture are inherently connected in a way that links art to racial equity and design to cultural space.
As the fight over Confederate monuments turns deadly, New Orleans-based designer Bryan C. Lee Jr. has been working to bring artists and historians together to create new symbols across the city that are inclusive of all people though his firm Colloqate Design.
Recorded at PastForward 2017 in Chicago, Future City Summit-exploring how preservation can help in securing more sustainable and just cities. Sponsored by CityLab and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Focusing on the intersection of theory and practice, Bryan Lee, Jr., Michael Ford, and Zack Greenburg explore hip hop as a revolutionary approach to understanding, conceiving, and generating architecture for a just city.
Design Justice advocates for the dismantling of privilege and power structures that use architecture and planning to create systems of injustice throughout the built environment.
Media From Paper Monuments
filmmaker Luisa Dantas beautifully captured the spirit of the event in the first of many videos documenting the process behind Paper Monuments. This video is part of Surdna Foundation's ongoing video series on community engaged design.
Captain Andre Cailloux was among the first Black Union officers killed during the Civil War. His funeral proved an important event in New Orleans history.
Henriette Delille founded the Sisters of the Holy Family, a congregation of Black nuns, in 1842 to serve enslaved and free people of African descent. The order continues their work to this day.
More Design Justice Talks
talks on design as protest, the design justice platform, plus mashup: music and art from the fringe - Take in the vibes while being moved by visions of art from a Portland tribe of emerging Artisans pushing the boundaries and redefining the world from their perspective.
Madison college lecture series: displacing supremacy
Each year, made (media architecture design edmonton) hosts design and architecture talks by leading thinkers and doers from the field. Bryan lee was the first in the 2017 speaker's series, where the theme was design & human rights.