A few (or 8) weeks back, Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, spoke in Cuyahoga Community College’s Ford Room at the Jerry Sue Thornton Center. In this free talk, planned in partnership between a few organizations, (The Cleveland Humanities Collaborative, Voices from the Village, … Continue reading Remembering Law’s Favorite Color
Spark 216: Engaging the Future of Desgin
SPARK 216: Engaging the Future of Design #TheRecap May 25, 2018 Michele Crawford Cleveland, Ohio Activating the next generation of creative youth by providing opportunities where they can experience and grow their creativity alongside other creative professionals is an important need. I would speak persuasively that it is key to have … Continue reading Spark 216: Engaging the Future of Desgin
[Inspiration] Imprints Project
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The Restart of NOMAS Kent
I was a guest blogger for Kent State Cleveland Urban Design Center. Check out the post here! http://www.cudc.kent.edu/blog/advocating-for-diversity-a-conversation-with-michelle-barrett-of-nomas/
Habitat for Humanity Alumni Build
This June I am planning to participate in an AmeriCorps Alumni house build! 2015 will be the 5 year anniversary of the first Alumni build. As an AmeriCorps Alumni of the Habitat for Humanity Charlotte Affiliate, I am eager to join in the fun and get back on site! My time of service changed my life … Continue reading Habitat for Humanity Alumni Build
AA architects: 2014 Licenses
The disparity seems so distant until you read something like this.
At the end of 2014, there were approximately 1955 architects in the Directory of African American Architects.** For the year, 23 African American architects reported as newly licensed.
The number continues the downward trend that has been characteristic of the last five years. The organization that creates the architect registration exam (ARE), NCARB, has also seen an up-and-down rate, since 2009, of people completing ARE sections.
I asked some of my colleagues for their thoughts to get some other perspectives on the trend. There is optimism and celebration, and also some self-actualization.
I have mixed feelings about the low numbers. We as a community can and should do more in supporting candidates of color. The fact that I have mentored three of the newly licensed…
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Road Trip to Architecture
I was a guest blogger for an architecture blog a few weeks ago. Check it out here... http://registeredarchitect.blogspot.com/2014/05/road-trip-to-architect-usa.html
This morning my first activity involved “doing” the dishes, well… if loading the dishwasher counts as doing. As I began to load the silverware I decided to use a feature that I never used before and it changed my life. In the silverware compartment there is an option to snap back the top so that … Continue reading Dishwasher Discoveries
Where are the stakes?!
“There is nothing more dangerous than to build a society with a large segment of people in that society who feel that they have no stake in it; who feel that that have nothing to lose. People, who have stake in their society, protect that society, but when they don’t have it, they unconsciously want … Continue reading Where are the stakes?!
The informal as inspiration for rethinking urban spaces: architect Teddy Cruz shares 5 projects
Interesting, thought it was worth sharing...