Black Reconstruction Collective


Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Monday, Oct. 5


Members of the Black Reconstruction Collective include Emanuel Admassu ‘12 MSAAD, ‘13 AAR; Germane BarnesSekou CookeJ. Yolande Daniels ‘90 MArch; Felecia DavisMario Gooden ‘90 MArch, Associate Professor of Professional Practice at GSAPP; Walter HoodOlalekan JeyifousV. Mitch McEwen ‘06 MArch; and Amanda Williams.

These artists, designers, architects, and scholars are included in the exhibition Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America, originally scheduled to open in the Spring of 2021 at the Museum of Modern Art and organized by Sean Anderson, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art; and Mabel O. Wilson, Nancy and George E. Rupp Professor at GSAPP; with Arièle Dionne-Krosnick, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art.

The Black Reconstruction Collective (BRC) provides funding, design, and intellectual support to the ongoing and incomplete project of emancipation for the African Diaspora. BRC is committed to multi-scalar and multi-disciplinary work dedicated to dismantling systemic white supremacy and hegemonic whiteness within art, design, and academia. Founded by a group of Black architects, artists, designers, and scholars, BRC aims to amplify knowledge production and spatial practices by individuals and organizations that further the reconstruction project.

BRC engages the public through an annual process of reviewing proposals and providing critical and financial support to projects that have been selected by the committee. This work will manifest in built commissions, research funding, exhibitions, events, and publications, that will collectively imagine transformations to the built environment in the Black Radical Tradition.

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