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Conferences: BLACKLINES 2000 ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY
October 19-22, 2000
Pratt Institute

Bridging the Gap between Education, Theory and Practice
BLACKLINES 2000 ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE, DESIGN SHOWCASE AND EXHIBITION

Keynote Speakers are Richard Dozier, Professor of Black Architecture History, Florida A & M University, who is currently compiling a CD on Black architecture history at Harvard University and Nnamdi Elleh, Author of the AFRICAN ARCHITECTURE: EVOLUTION AND TRANSFORMATION

Panel discussions include:

EDUCATION
Kwasi Boateng, Society of Black Architects, United Kingdom; Yolande Daniels; University of Michigan and Rodney Leon, Pratt Institute.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BLACK DESIGN THEORY
Professor James Chaffers, University of Michigan; Shawn Rickenbacker, Ohio State University; Mabel Wilson, CCAC; and Rod Knox of Cooper Union.

PRESERVATION AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISM
Joan Maynard, Founder & Director Emeritus of The Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford Stuyvesant; Karen Mason, Educator and New Media Consultant for Project JHC; Fred Laverpool, President and Owner of Braggin About Brooklyn; Benjamin Banneker Academy of Community Development and Moderator, Asantewaa Gail Harris.

ON PRACTICING IN NY
Architects Victor Body-Lawson and Jack Travis

AFRICAN ARCHITECTURE AND ITS GLOBAL CONNECTIONS
Chris Nash of Society of Black Architects, United Kingdom; Namdi Elleh of Northwestern University; Abimbola Asojo, Oklahoma University and Moderator, Paul Taylor of University of Maryland.

Plus panels on Design Beyond Architecture; Collecting African Art; Technology and its Impact on Black Designers; and Employment in the Design Fields.

The conference will also feature a Design Showcase and Exhibition of the work of designers- architects, interior designers and artists; a Hip Hop Design Charette on a Brooklyn Museum; product displays; and a Brooklyn Historic Tour.

Blacklines 2000 Architecture Conference is sponsored by BLACKLINES MAGAZINE, with generous assistance from Pratt Institute School of Architecture and others.

Blacklines mission is to produce a magazine to promote the achievements and contributions of black designers. Blacklines is a provocative celebration exploring the realm of black designers engaged in Architecture, Interior Design, Development and the Arts from a global-African perspective.

Blacklines is dedicating 20 full pages in their Winter Issue to this conference. Anyone interested in participating as a Sponsor or in displaying their work-for the exhibition or via slides, should contact Atim Annette Oton, at mitale@aol.com or call 1-718-703-8000 at ext. 3

For further information on registering for the conference contact Atim Annette Oton at the address above.

BLACKLINES MAGAZINE -- http://www.blacklines.net

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