Less Talk More Action: Conscious Shifts in Architectural Education

The Need for Not-So-White-Papers

Fall Conference Proceedings

Author(s): Jose L.S. Gamez & Andrew Chin

Working under the title of “The Need for Not-So-White Papers: Architectural Education, Talk + Actions,” we aimed for a dynamic discussion to be spurred by short presentati ons by invited speakers and guests. This was not a traditional session so no formal papers were presented, no slides were used, and we all sat face to face in good ole analog fashion. The format that we envisioned allowed audience members to participate and contribute to a meaningful dialog. Panelists included faculty and participants from ACSA programs in HBCU, HSI and PWI campuses as well as public and private educational environments. Specifically, we aimed to address the fact that architecture schools struggle to attract, retain and graduate under-represented minorities, which (in turn) limits the academy’s ability to energize the profession.


Volume Editors
Amy Larimer, Deborah Berke, Diana Lin, Drew Krafcik, John Barton & Sunil Bald