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6:30pm EDT October 31

NYC: Germane Barnes

Germane Barnes
Director, Studio Barnes; Assistant Professor and the Director of the Community Housing & Identity Lab (CHIL), University of Miami School of Architecture

Trust Issues

Trust Issues explores how Studio Barnes build bonds and relationships within its socially engaged practice. Featuring projects in Logrono, Spain; Miami, FL; and Chicago, IL this lecture highlights themes such as identity, collaboration, and investment. Tangent to the lecture is a film, You Can Always Come Home that furthers the investigation and liberation of Blackness in the architected environment. Inspired by the 2021 Architectural League Prize Housekeeping, which challenged participants to acknowledge systemic oppression in labor, gender and race, this film aims to dispel common tropes of trauma, pain and discrimination while promoting joy, delight and self-care that furthers the investigation and liberation of Blackness in the architected environment.