Join the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) for an evening of filmmaking, architecture, and activism as we host an exclusive virtual screening of Child of Apartheid. This short, 25-minute film follows Wandile Mthiyane, a young South African architecture student with big dreams. Determined to help undo the damage caused by Apartheid, Mthiyane embarks on a mission to change the future of South Africa one home at a time.
After the film, Mthiyane will answer questions about his experience working against Apartheid architecture in South Africa. He will also introduce Anti-Racist Hot Dog, an effort to reclaim public space in Durban, South Africa that has relocated to the United States as a justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) consulting firm. A panel of members from Anti-Racist Hot Dog will discuss the power architecture firms have to work for racial equity from the inside out and how they can have fun in the process. Attendees will have the opportunity to create direct anti-racist impact at the event by giving toward a $35,000 goal to build the next Ubuntu home for the Ngcobo family in South Africa.
This event is hosted and sponsored by Ubuntu Design Group, Anti-Racist Hot Dog, and ENYA.
Stephen Allcock, Film Director
Danei Cesario, AIA, RIBA, NCARB, NOMA, Project Manager, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM); Founder, WALLEN + daub
Wandile Mthiyane, Founder and Anti-Racist Chef, Anti-Racist Hot Dog
Stephen Erich, Co-Founder and Anti-Racist Sous-Chef, Anti-Racist Hot Dog
Michael Nixon, Esq., Chef Advisor and Consultant, Anti-Racist Hot Dog; Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Andrews University
Kathryn Thiele, AIA, CSI, CDT, Founder, Buildstock; Co-Chair, AIANY ENYA