In this Archtober lecture, design strategist and activist De Nichols will share insights and a collective call-to-action for womxn designers to further activate our vision, voice, and power during the current moments of economic, public health, and racial crises facing the U.S. With consideration of the 100 years since Women’s Suffrage, the disenfranchisement of Black women that continued through the Civil Rights era, the leadership of womxn in recent uprisings, and the possibility of the nation’s first woman of color as Vice President, remarks will provide celebration, critique, and critical insights that uplift the legacies of womxn’s leadership in social movement development. De will draw from her experiences as an arts organizer during the 2014 Ferguson Uprising, as well the women leadership that grounds much of the national Design as Protest efforts she co-leads. Participants will leave with concrete action steps they can take immediately within their professional spaces and social networks, and they will be equipped with insights and resources to further develop their creative power for change.
De Nichols, Designer, Activist, Social Entrepreneur, Lecturer
Kavyashri Cherala, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C , AIANY Women in Architecture Committee, Media Communications