The AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Bryn Mawr Club of NYC are proud to present “Revisiting Whitney Young: Diversity Today” at the Center for Architecture. The panel discussion will explore the legacy of Whitney M. Young Jr.’s challenge to pursue progressive values in architecture in his 1968 keynote address to the AIA. “Revisiting Whitney Young: Diversity Today” will be a cross-disciplinary dialogue with Marcia Cantarella, PhD, Whitney M. Young Jr’s daughter; Phil Freelon, FAIA, NOMA; R. Steven Lewis, FAIA, NOMA, and 2016 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award winner; and Constance Rosenblum, former editor of The New York Times city section. The event will be moderated by Dr. Mindy T. Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy and Health, The New School.
The event will begin with a contextual introduction to Whitney M. Young Jr.’s speech and challenge, followed by presentations on the successes and failures of the present architectural community to meet the ongoing challenge. A moderated discussion and Q&A with the public will follow.
Marcia Y. Cantarella, PhD, President, Cantarella Consulting
Phil Freelon, FAIA, NOMA, Managing and Design Director, Perkin+Will North Carolina; Founder and President, Freelon Group
R. Steven Lewis, FAIA, NOMA, Urban Design Director, Detroit Central Region
Constance Rosenblum, Former Editor, City Section, The New York Times; Author, Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope Along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx and Habitats: Private Lives in the Big City.
Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, Hon. AIA, Professor of Urban Policy and Health, The New School