Thursday, October 15, 2015

Special Event Tonight! Blueprints in Black: Black Architects, Past,Present, and Future

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Blueprints in Black Panel Discussion
Join the DuSable Museum of African American History in conjunction with the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial as we present Blueprints in Black Discussion: Black Architects, Past, Present, and Future. A very special event coming THIS THURSDAY NIGHT to the DuSable!
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time: 6:30PM
Cost: $5.00 DuSable Members
$10.00 General Admission
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Tickets will also be available at the door.
Confirmed panelists include, Carolyn Armenta Davis, AIA and Roslyn Mitchell, AIA. Architectural historian, Lee Bey is the scheduled moderator.
Rosalyn L. Mitchell, AIA is the principal founder of the firm, Forms + Funktion. With offices based in Chicago, Illinois and Gary, Indiana, the firms motto, designs for humanity is inspired by a belief that the quality of life for individuals and communities can be elevated by design. Part of the success behind Forms + Funktion is the firms acuity for the unique and complex issues involved with designing for urban environments.
Carolyn Armenta Davis, Hon. AIA, is an internationally recognized historian, lecturer, curator and writer on contemporary architecture and African/Black Diaspora architects. Her work often explores the intersections of design, culture, ecology, politics and geo-economics informing African architects, and architects of the African Diaspora. Her seminal exhibition, Design Diaspora: Black Architects and International Architecture 1970-1990TM traveled to four continents and focused on built designs by 50 contemporary architects of the African Diaspora, and was the first exhibition to celebrate a transatlantic view of Black architects post the 1960s catalytic civil rights and de-colonization era.
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