The civil rights, women’s and LGBTQ movements have impacted every facet of US society, including architecture and design. "Now What?! Advocacy, Activism & Alliances in American Architecture since 1968" links the US design community to larger social and political movements of the late 20th century, placing design practice in the foreground and engaging viewers in critical conversations of history, progress and the built environment. "Now What?!" acknowledges national and grassroots efforts by a wide coalition of organizations and professionals to change the face of architecture and design in the US. This exhibition will be on display at The Design School at ASU from March 18 to April 14. Please join us on Thursday, March 26 at 6 p.m. for a lecture on the Bridge followed by a tour of the exhibit in the Gallery of Design with exhibition co-curator, Roberta Washington.
Roberta Washington has been the principal of Roberta Washington Architects, PC since 1983. Projects include schools, housing projects, and cultural centers including the African Burial Ground Interpretive Center. She is a past president of the National Organization of Minority Architects, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and advisory board member of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation. From 2007 to 2015, she was a New York City landmarks preservation commissioner. She frequently lectures about the history of African Americans in architecture and has researched and written about early black women architects.