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FOAM Presents Conversations in February: Race and Equity in Design
February 25, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jack Travis, FAIA NOMAC & Diverse Design
Open Studio 5pm-6:30pm
“Conversation” 6:30pm, with reception to follow
FREE to attend
Join Architecture at Morgan for the 4th annual public discussion about contemporary architecture, the architectural profession, and the society in which it operates: “Conversation in February.”
Architects, their guests, and the general public are all welcome to join students and faculty for an “open studio” session, during which participants may review work with the student designers and tour Morgan’s award-winning CBEIS facility.
Jack Travis, FAIA NOMAC
Jack Travis, FAIA NOMAC is an African American interior designer, architect, author, and educator based in Harlem, New York City. His practice explores Afri-culture in architectural expression and the dynamics of how people in black and other underserved communities use space and react to formal expression. Jack is devoted to the education of cultural dynamics in architecture and believes that assimilation into the prevailing architectural
discourse ignores the wonderful differences between cultures and the challenges that many communities face.
Diverse Design at PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania is a student group dedicated to enriching the diversity of perspectives of potential and practicing designers. Kordae Henry of Mass Design Group, also a Morgan State and UPenn alumnus, is joined by current members of the group who are actively engaged in seeking new perspectives on combating inequality in the design profession and the built environment.
Morgan CBEIS Building, 5299 Perring Parkway, Baltimore MD, 21214
(CBEIS is the last building on the right heading north on Perring Parkway from Cold Spring Lane, before reaching Belvedere Avenue. Free garage parking will be available to the north of CBEIS.)