Community Engagement and Social Justice in Architectural History

SAH 2021 Virtual Conference

Community Engagement and Social Justice in Architectural History
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
12:00–1:30 PM CDT

Facilitators: Arijit Sen, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Gail Dubrow, University of Minnesota; Sean McPherson, Bridgewater State University

The newly established SAH Asian American and Diasporic Architectural History Affiliate Group will host a workshop, online and open to the public, on community-engaged practices as an instrument of justice for architectural historians. Arijit Sen will serve as facilitator for a workshop involving community-engaged practitioners of architectural histories that aim to advance social justice in communities dealing with systematic inequalities. Presenters will address the intersections among issues faced by Asian American and other marginalized groups, as well as the specific challenges of scholars researching and advocating for populations whose contributions to the built environment often transcend accepted categories of design evidence and documentation. A central focus of our discussions will be the ethics of university-community engagement. In addition to organizers and facilitators Arijit Sen, Gail Dubrow, Sean McPherson, and Lynne Horiuchi, up to six scholar-practitioners from relevant fields will be invited to anchor and guide thematic breakout sessions.


SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
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