Race & Space Conversations | 1.5 PDH pending Date: Apr 6, 2022 Time: 12:00 PM
How do we create a spatial practice for a more equitable and just society? In this Race & Space Conversation, moderator and transdisciplinary designer April De Simone, principal at Trahan Architects, and a panel of historians, kin-keepers, activists, landscape architects, designers, and thought leaders will engage with this question to investigate how our surroundings construct and convey identity and culture and the systems that uplift or erase that constructed experience. For generations, our cultural landscapes have served as the setting for the origins, arrival, movement, and settlement of people in this country and the brutal consequences of the baseless assertion that one race is more entitled to space than others. Now, we find ourselves in a pivotal moment of reckoning with, redefining, and reimagining the social and spatial inequities of our built and natural environment. This inaugural conversation will dig deep into three sites featured in TCLF’s Landslide 2021: Race and Space program to explore topics – or throughlines– that include spatial nostalgia, erasure, and the need to amplify community voices in the design process and redefine the concept of “integrity” in historic preservation work. Panelists include historian and author Linda Tarrant-Reid of New Rochelle, N.Y.; Partners for Environmental Justice board member Amin Davis of Raleigh, N.C.; and urbanist and kin-keeper Angela Kyle of Pensacola, FL. Each will provide a case study of a site featured in Landslide 2021: Race and Space and engage with landscape architects Walter Hood, creative director of Hood Design Studio and professor of landscape architecture & environmental planning and urban design at U.C. Berkeley, and Kofi Boone, Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at North Carolina State University, in a thought-provoking, wide-ranging conversation moderated by Ms. De Simone.