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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.
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.
Walter Hood StoryMap
This AADN StoryMap investigates Places through the lens of the work of Walter Hood and social art and design practice Hood Design Studio, Inc.
Harlem, NYC StoryMap
By tracing Black-designed places in Harlem, this StoryMap highlights the importance of Black urbanists in shaping Harlem’s historical and contemporary identities.
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.
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.
Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMA is an architect and real estate developer born and raised in Detroit. She is the president of the National Association of Minority Architects, the Director of Business Development for HOK’s Chicago Office, and a partner of...
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...
Toni L. Griffin
Toni L. Griffin’s career has spanned almost every scale that the practices of urban planning and design have shaped. Having begun her career as an architect with Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, eventually rising to the level of Associate Partner in...
Commenting on his 1913 visit to Los Angeles as a representative of the newly-formed N.A.A.C.P., W.E.B. Du Bois, wrote, “Los Angeles is wonderful… Out here in this matchless Southern California there would seem to be no limit to your opportunities,...