About Building Solidarities
Building Solidarities is a form of mutual pedagogy between the Barnard / Columbia campus and the public, through student-led dialogues on urgent questions about constructed environments, urban life, and ecologies.
Students interested in leading a dialogue series are encouraged to develop collaborative proposals. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2020: Building Solidarities: Racial Justice in the Built Environment
In Fall 2020, four Building Solidarities dialogues were organized and facilitated by Professor Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi and students in the Barnard and Columbia Architecture Department / Columbia University Institute of Comparative Literature and Society course, “Colonial Practices.” Building on material studied in the seminar, guests were invited into the virtual classroom in small groups to meet each other and talk with students. Students’ research questions drove these discussions, and members of the public were invited into the virtual classroom to attend and participate. By clicking on this link, you will find the research guides that underpinned these explorations, along with the resulting web/podcasts, archived digitally by community partners who also participated in the dialogues.
Spring 2021: Building Solidarities: Trans // Racial Architectures
Building Solidarities: Trans // Racial Architectures brought together activists, artists, architects, and academics from the community to talk about gender and sexuality, whiteness, and colonial spatial practices to examine urgent matters of embodied identity and its interactions with the built environment.
Building on an Independent Study with Professor Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi in Fall 2020, two Building Solidarities dialogues were organized and facilitated through Independent Study in the Barnard and Columbia Architecture Department in Spring 2021 by Amora McConnell (BC'21) and Noa Weiss (BC'21), in consultation with their faculty advisors. By clicking on this link, you will find the research guides that underpinned these explorations.