During this term, I would like to have a discussion on a lack of diversity in the profession of architecture and reflect on challenges to achieving this.
As a point of reference, we can refer to this AIA 2016 study: http://content.aia.org/sites/default/files/2016-05/Diversity-DiversityinArchitecture.pdf
This paragraph is taken from the summary:
“Industry data show that, while improving, women and people of color are underrepresented in the field of architecture. In 2015, industry membership organizations worked together to create a study examining what architects believe is causing this underrepresentation, how significant they feel it is, and offering suggestions of what could be done to address it. The result was the study, Diversity in the Profession of Architecture.” p. 3.
We will talk about this tomorrow and post a reflection during class. You are welcome to post a reflection in advance if you like.
See you tomorrow.