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The African American Design Nexus’ Harlem StoryMap traces the neighborhood’s Black-designed places

Sala Elise Patterson interviews the AADN’s Thandi Nyambose on the meaning behind the Harlem StoryMap.

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Isabel Strauss

Season 1, Episode 7: Isabel Strauss, a current GSD student, discusses her thesis, which takes the shape of a Request for Proposals to address paths to reparations for Black communities in Chicago's South Side.

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Architects of Black Harlem

The AADN's Thandi Nyambose surveys some of the places where Black designers have made space for domesticity, creativity, and community, and built a Harlem of bricks and of the imagination. 

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Toni Griffin

Season 1, Episode 6: Urbanist, architect, and GSD Professor Toni Griffin shares her experiences transitioning from working in the private sector to the public sector and starting her own design research initiative.

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Stephen Gray

Season 1, Episode 5: Urban designer and GSD Professor Stephen Gray examines ways in which we can bridge the gap between academia and real-projects.

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Michelle Joan Wilkinson

Season 1, Episode 4: Dr. Michelle Joan Wilkinson discusses the systems of power embedded in architectural design and her work as a curator documenting diasporic architectural heritage.

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Bryan Lee, Jr.

Season 1, Episode 3: Bryan Lee Jr. joins us to continue our conversation with De Nichols about the #DesignAsProtest collective and Dark Matter University.

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Stephen Gray

Stephen Gray continually challenges the false choice between either making cities more beautiful or making them more equitable. Whether in his career as a senior urban designer at Sasaki or in his teaching and research at the GSD, Gray’s work...

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Diane Jones Allen

Landscape architect, author, and program director of landscape architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington, Diane Jones Allen creates work committed to environmental justice, sustainability, and the cultural significance of landscape while advocating for the transformative potential of design....

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National Museum of African American History and Culture

In 2007, Phil Freelon and J. Max Bond Jr. were chosen to complete the planning and pre- design for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. This preceded the museum’s international design competition, which was won by...