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10/14/20, 12:30pm - Sunday, 10/18, 10pm

Together, October 14-18, 2020, we will explore ways in which can break down barriers to creating meaningful projects, share ways to remix the role of the designer, and unpack new approaches to the design processes of our built environment. Each one of us will find our ikusasa, Yoruba for future or progress, to forge our path towards progression.

Cities are changing. Populations and economies in Oakland, Dakar, and beyond. Globally, our cities are changing from population to economies near and far. We, as designers, community members, leaders, and environmental stewards, need to be prepared to champion and shift the issues of our current structures to more equitable systems. We must fight to provide access for all to quality public spaces and create opportunities for the masses to enter and engage in our professions.

There is a gap between design development and who ultimately declares what is built in our community. Reckoning with the past, we need to question who has a right to ownership and who has a voice in the design process to build a better future. As a virtual conference, we will collectively explore and share ways to reshape our communities, to fill those gaps in design justice, and move towards a new renaissance.

CEU’s, seminars, panel discussions, parties, competitions. It all begins when you register today. Members get a better deal so you might as well go ahead and become a member today while you’re at it.

Attend #NOMASpatialShifts2020:

Get entrance to all events and sessions
Access to exhibitions and job fairs
Meet your favorite speakers
Get extended access to all audio and video files
Chat rooms, cocktail hours, parties, and more

Themes include:
THEMES 1 – Who Belongs? – Policy & Politics
THEME 2 – Culture: Space and Urban Structure
THEME 3 – Housing – Place, Space, Consumption, and Production
THEME 5 – THE EXPANDED ROLE OF THE ARCHITECT: Reclaiming Design, Development & Technology
THEME 6 – Professional Practice
THEME 7 – OAKLAND INTERSECTION: Make Visible Your Call to Action

CEUs: 60 credits

Organized by
National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)
10/14/20, 12:30pm - Sunday, 10/18, 10pm
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