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Architecture & Social Justice (CE)
April 21

Offered as part of AIA Baltimore & Baltimore Architecture Foundation Spring Lecture Series: Manifestation.

Architecture is a manifestation of culture. On the occasion of AIA Baltimore’s 150th anniversary, the AIA Baltimore and Baltimore Architecture Foundation 2021 Lecture Series will explore how the built environment simultaneously reflects and influences culture, in Baltimore and beyond. Each lecture will expose how cultural values shape design. The three lectures are focused around themes with specific local resonance in Baltimore, a city in which the arts and culture are key to community identity, history, and future vitality: Architecture and Identity, Art and Architecture, Architecture and Social Justice. Visiting and local speakers will examine and highlight the built environment and its relationship with the arts, community initiatives, sustainability goals, preservation, equity, the vernacular, and more, as we reflect on how these have been shaped by design practice throughout AIA Baltimore’s 150 year history.

This is the last of three lectures:
Architecture & Social Justice
Lecturers will speak about designing for social justice in urban and landscape projects. Social justice issues and a history of redlining in the planning of Baltimore will be examined and solutions for improving the equity of the built environment.

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