Dr Sharon Egretta Sutton dares built environment professionals to accomplish an equitable future, not for themselves, but for the society they serve. Watch the keynote from Transformations: Action on Equity.
In Activists Transforming Injustice: This is What Change Looks Like, Dr Sharon Egretta Sutton dares built environment professionals to accomplish an equitable future, not for themselves, but for the society they serve. She envisions built environment professionals who advance equity by digging deep into the well of feminist know-how. She asks us to facilitate community problem solving around today’s ruinous social and ecological challenges, and offers strategies to do so.
Dr Sharon Egretta Sutton, FAIA, is a distinguished visiting professor of architecture at Parsons School of Design in New York, and has also served on the faculties of Pratt Institute, Columbia University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Michigan and the University of Washington. She was the twelfth African American woman to be licensed to practice architecture, the first to be promoted to full professor of architecture, and the second to be elected a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects.
Dr Sutton’s scholarship explores America’s continuing struggle for racial justice. Her latest book, When Ivory Towers Were Black: A Story about Race in Americas Cities and Universities (Fordham 2017), portrays what was undoubtedly the nation’s most audacious effort to recruit black and Puerto Rican students to the fields of architecture and planning.
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Transformations: Action on Equity was the second ABP Symposium, presented by the Melbourne School of Design and Parlour, November 14–15, 2019.