Speakers discuss the manifesto at the fifth BLAKitecture forum


The fifth annual BLAKitecture forum, held at the MPavilion, examines the structures and processes at each stage of work within the built environment to identify barriers and opportunities for change.

Curated by Sarah Lynn Rees, this year’s forum is titled “The Manifesto” with six events to centralize indigenous voices in conversations about architecture, what it takes to indigenize the curriculum and the construction industry, planning with the land and more.

And at the end of each session, both speakers and audience have the opportunity to contribute to The Manifesto together and bring their ideas for change.

BLAKitecture started on March 21st and will end on March 23rd. Below is the list of the remaining events.

BLAKitecture: An offer for transparency
Tue, March 22, 5-7 p.m
Built environment practitioners and indigenous engagement specialists explore what systemic changes are needed to achieve better outcomes for land, culture and community. With Kaylee Anderson and Neil Appleton with Sarah Lynn Rees.

BLAKitecture: Indigenous Building
Wed March 23, 2-4 p.m
A yarn about the indigenization of the construction industry. With Alex Kerr and Hayden Heta with Sarah Lynn Rees.

BLAKitecture: Mob, medals and media
Wed, March 23, 5-7 p.m
A discussion on how indigenous voices in architectural projects are represented and recognized in publications and awards programs. With Georgia Birks and Sarah Lynn Rees.

More information about BLAKitecture can be found here.

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