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Pratt SoA & The Architectural League of New York present: Africatown, A Collaborative Approach

October 18, 2023 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Higgins Hall Auditorium

three images, side by side, of various aerial shots of an architectural structure

“Architecture firms WXY architecture + urban design, Body Lawson Associates, Architects & Planners, Jerome Haferd Studio, Total Consult, and Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architecture formed the team “Blood Memory,” alluding to the seven fires prophecy of the Anishinaabe Nation. The group developed a shared design vision, vocabulary, and material scheme to support their individual submissions in a collaborative approach befitting the scale and ambition of the competition and the historically layered landscape.”

Presentations from the three firms about their winning collaboration will be followed by a conversation moderated by jury member and president of the Architectural League Mario Gooden, as well as a response from competition organizer Renee Kemp-Rotan, and audience Q&A.

Africatown International Design Idea Competition winners discuss their collaborative design process towards the historically layered site.

Current students, faculty, or staff of Pratt SoA can receive a discount code for FREE attendance with the link.