Fridays@4: Taylor Holloway: Design as Protest

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location

This event will be held via Zoom.

Cost / Admission
Free
Contact

Andrew Santa Lucia, asanta@pdx.edu

Taylor Holloway joins the School of Architecture at Fridays@4 for a talk on the power of design as a tool for anti-racism, followed by a workshop for Portland State University architecture students focusing on anti-racist design practice. This Fridays@4 will have a runtime of two hours.

Taylor Holloway is a designer, architect, educator, and maker with broad experience using design-driven approaches to promote equity in the built environment, advance individual and collective capacities for social impact, and champion the preservation of shared cultural legacies. Taylor is also core organizer for the national antiracist organization Design as Protest.

Design as Protest is a coalition of designers mobilizing strategy to dismantle the privilege and power structures that use architecture and design as tools of oppression. Co-organized by BIPOC designers, we exist to hold our profession accountable in reversing the violence and injustice that architecture, design, and urban planning practices have inflicted upon Black people and communities. Design as Protest champions the radical vision of racial, social, and cultural reparation through the process and outcomes of design.

Taylor holds her BA from Wellesley College and her M.Arch from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the recipient of the Berenice Lapin Fellowship for Architecture, the Wellesley College 2008 Excellence in the Arts Award, the 2013 AIA Martin Roche Travel Fellowship, and the 2016 AIA Jason Pettigrew Memorial Scholarship. Her exhibition vitae includes: Prospect. 1 New Orleans, SITE Santa Fe’s 7th International Biennial, Logan Square Comfort Station, and The Bakersfield Museum of Art. She is the Founder of Public Design Agency, a multidisciplinary design studio that fosters civic stewardship, urban revitalization, and cross-cultural exchange through art, architecture and collaborative design practices.

RSVP to asanta@pdx.edu.

Taylor Holloway

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