Newsletter | December 2022
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BSA Request for Innovations (RFI) and more opportunities

The Year in Review / The Year Ahead

Member news briefs

Space and power

  • Columbia GSAPP contends with the legacy of colonialism with a studio taught by Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz Garcia (directors of WAI Architecture Think Tank and founders of the alternative education platform LOUDREADERS) and work by Professor Emanuel Admassu (AD-WO) that explores "how people claim space in contexts that inherently negate their lives."
  • The conceptual design for a memorial honoring the deceased migrant workers who built the Qatar World Cup stadium includes one concrete block for each of the 6,751 fatalities.
  • The installation ‘La ropa sucia se lava en casa’ (Dirty clothes are washed at home) by architect Tatiana Bilbao at the National Gallery of Victoria examines the ways that space is shaped by dominant ideologies.

Resource: Metropolis Design for Equity Primer

Metropolis created this collection of resources during a three-week hackathon with more than 20 leaders in the field. Browse the list, which includes The Just City Index, B Corp Certification, Design for Freedom Toolkit (forced-labor free materials sourcing strategies), NAACP Guidelines for Equitable Community Involvement. Pictured above, a portion of Dissent by Design's A-to-Z Manifesto.

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