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In honor of Black History Month SCI-Arc has created a collections of videos featuring lectures from its Media Archive to highlight and amplify the critical work of influential black and African American creators and thinkers within the architecture and design community.

V. Mitch McEwen : Uses of the normal : the normal as power (October 16, 2019)

V. Mitch McEwen : Uses of the normal : the normal as power (October 16, 2019)

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Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble : 2020 Commencement Address (September 13, 2020)

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble : 2020 Commencement Address (September 13, 2020)

16:17
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On Futures: Olalekan Jeyifous

On Futures: Olalekan Jeyifous

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“On Futures” is a series highlighting how designers, artists, curators, and writers envision alternative cultural and architectural temporalities that map out an expansive range of possible futures. Brooklyn-based visual artist Olalekan Jeyifous creates work that critiques the present by looking at the past and the future. Trained in architecture at Cornell University, he blends techniques and skills from the field with speculation drawn from a range of science fiction imaginaries from Afrofuturism to Solarpunk—a genre that envisions possible ecological futures under climate crisis. Best-known for his digital illustrations in the series, Shantytown Megastructures, an imagined Lagos, Nigeria in which contemporary ad hoc construction practices are extrapolated into fantastical vertical settlements, his practice crosses between disciplines and mediums, taking shape as drawings, films, and installations. Jeyifous’ work has been shown at the Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Guggenheim Bilbao. His large-scale public artworks were shown at Coachella in 2017 and recently along the waterfront in Alexandria, Virginia. He is one of the participants in the 2020-21 cycle of Exhibit Columbus and the upcoming MoMA exhibition, Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America.

Charles L. Davis II: American architecture is a settler colonial project (September 30, 2020)

Charles L. Davis II: American architecture is a settler colonial project (September 30, 2020)

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Graduation 2020 (September 13, 2020)

Graduation 2020 (September 13, 2020)

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Elsie Owusu OBE : Architecture: from empire to independence (September 16, 2020)

Elsie Owusu OBE : Architecture: from empire to independence (September 16, 2020)

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Michaele Pride-Wells: Practice what you preach (October 11, 1995)

Michaele Pride-Wells: Practice what you preach (October 11, 1995)

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Charles L. Davis II: Workshop 1 (October 1, 2020)

Charles L. Davis II: Workshop 1 (October 1, 2020)

02:09:55
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Charles L. Davis II: Workshop 2 (October 2, 2020)

Charles L. Davis II: Workshop 2 (October 2, 2020)

03:08:01
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Stephen Slaughter: From Phat to Watts (March 26, 2010)

Stephen Slaughter: From Phat to Watts (March 26, 2010)

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Luyanda Mpahlwa: Thirty years in architecture: The Politics & The Architect (October 10, 2011)

Luyanda Mpahlwa: Thirty years in architecture: The Politics & The Architect (October 10, 2011)

01:13:45
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Minorities in architecture panel (January 28, 1976)

Minorities in architecture panel (January 28, 1976)

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The Next L. A.: Leimert Park & Pershing Square (February 11, 1994) Part 10 of 11

The Next L. A.: Leimert Park & Pershing Square (February 11, 1994) Part 10 of 11

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The Next L. A.: John Kaliski, Michaele Pride-Wells, et al. (February 10, 1994) Part 4 of 11

The Next L. A.: John Kaliski, Michaele Pride-Wells, et al. (February 10, 1994) Part 4 of 11

01:25:12
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Duel  and  Duet: Ellie Abrons & Mira Henry (September 23, 2016)

Duel + Duet: Ellie Abrons & Mira Henry (September 23, 2016)

01:22:13
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Cornel West (March 28, 1988) Part 1 of 2

Cornel West (March 28, 1988) Part 1 of 2

01:25:45
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Cornel West (March 28, 1988) Part 2 of 2

Cornel West (March 28, 1988) Part 2 of 2

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Fire in the Library: George Evans & John Otterbridge (November 16, 1995) Part 1 of 2

Fire in the Library: George Evans & John Otterbridge (November 16, 1995) Part 1 of 2

02:02:36
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Fire in the Library: George Evans & John Otterbridge (November 16, 1995) Part 2 of 2

Fire in the Library: George Evans & John Otterbridge (November 16, 1995) Part 2 of 2

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