Building Solidarities: Racial Justice in the Built Environment Web/Podcast Series
The web and podcasts for Building Solidarities: Racial Justice in the Built Environment, dialogues that sprang from Professor Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi’s (B+C Architecture / ICLS affiliated faculty) course “Colonial Practices” in Fall 2020, can now be found bellow.
Building Solidarities is a form of mutual pedagogy between the campus and the public, through dialogues on urgent questions about constructed environments, urban life, and ecologies. Building Solidarities: Racial Justice in the Built Environment foregrounds the communities of Minneapolis, Nairobi, and New York, in dialogues between students, activists, artists, and academics. While building mutual solidarities between our campus and our partners, we aim to extend the political imaginaries, community futures, and solidarities that our partners may build with each other. As we study racial and environmental complexities and injustices, we remain vigilantly reflexive about the relationship between our campus and our neighbors, in Harlem and elsewhere.
Guests: Joy Mboya, Garnette Oluoch-Olunya, Sahasra Sambamoorthi, and Keisha Brown
On structuring cultural institutions and critical communities of black-brown solidarity in the African and South Asian diasporas of Nairobi and New York.
Building Historical Consciousness
Guests: Chris Cornelius, Elsa Hoover, and Nick Estes
Indigenous thinking on infrastructure and architecture as sites for historical consciousness and contemporary creative practice in North America.
Guests: Kate Beane, Lydia Muthuma, and Bhakti Shringarpure
A consideration of landscapes of monumentality through iconoclasm, replacement, and renaming of built and natural structures in Nairobi and Minneapolis.
Guests: Alishine Osman, Anisa Salat, and Huma Gupta
Environmental diasporas and ecological reclamation in the ‘Somalias’ of Dadaab, Minneapolis, and Mogadishu.
Jadaliyya, “Environment in Context” (www.jadaliyya.com Environment page)
Dialogues led by
Professor Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi, B+C Architecture / ICLS affiliated faculty
Kojo Abudu, CU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Modern Art, Critical and Curatorial Studies
Maya Bickel, CC Middle Eastern, South Asian, & African Studies
Aishah Bostani, CC Architecture
Gabriel Garon, CC Comparative Literature and Society / Medicine, Literature and Society
Joseph Gedeon, CU Journalism, Master of Arts
Nur Jabarin, CU GSAPP, Critical, Curatorial, & Conceptual Practices in Architecture
Mai Morsy, CC Architecture / Visual Arts
Samuel Needleman, CC History / Pre-Law / Hispanic Studies
Dora O’Neill, CC Comparative Literature and Society
Amber Officer-Narvasa, CU GSAPP, Critical, Curatorial, & Conceptual Practices in Architecture
Mahum Qazi, CU MESAAS, Master of Arts
Javairia Shahid, CU GSAPP and ICLS, Ph.D.
Christopher Taktak, CU Urban Studies
Noa Weiss, BC History and Theory of Architecture / Dance
Athena Wyatt, CU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, American Studies
Events coordinated by
Rachel Garcia-Grossman, BC+CC Architecture
Ada Jiang, BC Art History
Series sponsored by
Office of the Provost, Barnard College
Institute of Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University
Barnard and Columbia Colleges Department of Architecture