2020 AIA National Film Challenge award winners Bernard Lloyd and Asia Taylor discuss their project and film Boxville: Creating a Just World.
About this Course
Years ago, segregation prevented African Americans from shopping in downtown Chicago. Bronzeville became a hub for black-owned businesses that sold the community everything segregation separated them from. Thus bustling district was know as “The Black Metropolis.” Over the decades, disinvestment removed resources and opportunities from the Bronzville community. Boxville was created to bringing Bronzeville back to the Black Metropolis days by providing entrepreneurs and opportunity towards ownership. The film guides viewers through right colors, healthy activities, customized shipping containers, and a design that promotes access for all, while listening to voices that celebrate black excellence.
Learning Objective 1:
Attendees will learn about designing within an urban context, and the importance of analyzing site history and integrating community values into project designs.
Learning Objective 2:
Attendees will learn about creative strategies for designing retail structures using shipping containers.
Learning Objective 3:
Attendees will learn about the AIA Film Challenge process and challenges and techniques for creating films of their own.
Learning Objective 4:
Attendees will learn about designing diverse and equitable spaces to promote social interaction within communities.