GASA has initiated a student-run reading group. Our goal with this Race|Space reading group is to begin raising consciousness on the issues of systemic racism that exist in our institutions and our profession; and to learn how to engage in anti-racist practices as students, teachers, professionals and citizens. We understand that reading alone isn’t enough, however we acknowledge that (re-)education is the first step toward positive change. The outcome of each discussion will include actionable steps that can be taken as a response to the issues addressed.

August 2020 Schedule

Week 5 August 3: Murals. Bikes. Patios.
Racism and bias of white urbanism and placemaking
Curated by Sarah Gelbard
Moderated by Michelle Brais and Laura Di Fore
Week 6 August 10: Critical Whiteness Studies
Curated by Laura O’Brien and Aaron Richmond
Week 7 August 17: Civil Protest and Insurgent Public Space
Curated by Ayca Koseoglu
Week 8 August 24: Borders, Barbed Wires, and Bureaucracy.
Architectures of exclusion, control, and permanent temporariness.
Curated by Christine Aglot

July 2020 Schedule

Week 1 July 6: Racism in the University
Curated by Ipek Tureli
Moderated by Valentina Davila
Week 2 July 13: Architecture & Race
Curated by Annmarie Adams
Moderated by Tania Gutiérrez Monroy
Week 3 July 20: Indigenous Peoples & Decolonization
Curated by Magdalena Miłosz
Moderated by Éloïse Choquette
Week 4 July 27: Race & Computing
Curated by Theodora Vardouli
Moderated by Simone Mauro and Reda Berrada


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