Spatial Shifts: Reclaiming our Cities
Together, October 14 – 18, we will explore ways in which can break down barriers to creating meaningful projects, share ways to remix the role of the designer, and unpack new approaches to the design processes of our built environment. Each one of us will find our ikusasa, Zulu for future or progress, to forge our path towards progression.
Cities are changing. Populations and economies in Oakland, Dakar, and beyond. Globally, our cities are changing from population to economies near and far. We, as designers, community members, leaders, and environmental stewards, need to be prepared to champion and shift the issues of our current structures to more equitable systems. We must fight to provide access for all to quality public spaces and create opportunities for the masses to enter and engage in our professions.
There is a gap between design development and who ultimately declares what is built in our community. Reckoning with the past, we need to question who has a right to ownership and who has a voice in the design process to build a better future. Using the collaborative tools of the internet, we will collectively explore and share ways to reshape our communities, to fill those gaps in design justice, and move towards a new renaissance.
Today is the day you should register. Right now. RIGHT now. CEU’s, seminars, panel discussions, parties, competitions. It all begins when you register today. As you can see, members get a better deal so you might as well go ahead and become a member today while you’re at it.
- Get entrance to all events and sessions
- Access to exhibitions and job fairs
- Meet your favorite speakers
- Get extended access to all audio and video files
- Chat rooms, cocktail hours, parties,
- and more.
- THURSDAY-SATURDAY: 40+ HOURS OF SEMINARS and CEUs
- THURSDAY, 8-10 PM ET/6-8 PM PT: SF NOMA GAME NIGHT
- FRIDAY, 2-4 PM ET/11 AM-2 PM PT: EXHIBITION/GRAD SCHOOL FAIR
- FRIDAY, 8-10 PM ET/6-8 PM PT: BRO’S ARTS BALL Dance Party
- SATURDAY, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM ET/8:30 AM-11:30 AM PT: AWARDS BRUNCH Licensure Pinning Ceremony, NOMA Phil Freelon Professional Design Awards, and Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition Winners. Sponsor: SOM.
- SATURDAY, 4:30-6 PM ET/1:30-3 PM PT: NOMA-NAACP-Social Environmental and Economic Design (SEED) AWARDS
Portable details about the conference are here in the prospectus.
This is the space to watch as new information will be shared here first. In the coming weeks there will be links to registration and sponsorship. We’re looking forward to your active participation in this, the most programmatically diverse and inclusive architecture conference on the planet.