Keyan Ye – Current Graduate Representative of the Race | Space Reading Group
Keyan Ye (she/her) is an M. Arch. Student at McGill University (Graduation 2021), with a B. Arch. Sci. from McGill University (2019). I joined the Race | Space Reading Group in Fall 2020 along with thirteen other McGill students from different departments and levels. Throughout the meaningful discussions we had, I had the chance to participate and engage in challenging topics in a horizontal way while continuously learning beyond the boundaries of our virtual group. As a representative of the group, I wish to continue to make this group representative of the student body and a platform for ideas, resources, and plans for action.

Genna Kalvaitis – Current Graduate Administrator of the Race | Space Reading Group

Genna Kalvaitis (she/her) is an M. Arch. Student at McGill University (2020), with a B. Arch. Sci. from the University of Waterloo (2019) and a B. Eng. from McMaster University (2014). I first joined the Race | Space reading group over the summer before I officially became a student at the McGill School of Architecture. A year later, and I am grateful to assume the role of co-administrator, working to facilitate the continuation of these conversations. As an administrator, I work to curate and connect our conversations with the work being done by exceptional BIPOC thinkers and creators. I am here to put in the day-to-day work to facilitate the continued action of this Reading Group.

Laura Di Fiore – Current Graduate Editor of the Race | Space Reading Group

Laura Di Fiore (she/her) is a M. Arch. Graduate at McGill University (2020), with a B.A.S from the University of Waterloo (2018). Her thesis, “Drawing Publics,” designed four didactic, site-specific public art/architecture installations with the collaboration of Indigenous community members that gave further visibility to the site’s founding Abenaki People on a 19 km landscape in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. As the blog’s editor, she works with our social platforms to communicate with student-led groups and guest contributors from Architecture schools globally to promote collective awareness and participation in ongoing panels, events, and discussions. As well, she edits all reading group and guest contributions for the blog.

Tara Selvaraj – Graduate Co-Founder of the Race | Space Reading Group

Rachel Law – Graduate Co-Founder of the Race | Space Reading Group

Rachel Law (she/her) is an M. Arch. Graduate at McGill University (2020), with a B. Arch. Sci. from Ryerson University (2016). Her capstone project considers Montreal’s Chinatown as a site for “community reclamation,” exploring how themes of post-colonial identity and cultural memory among contemporary Chinese diaspora can be manifested through material construction. Beyond her position as the 2020 President of the McGill Graduate Architecture Students’ Association (GASA), Rachel has also engaged in advocacy serving on the national board of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Her combined experiences have led to an ongoing appreciation for the power of architecture and design to activate communities and empower social advocacy.

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