AIA Long Beach/South Bay hosted a speaker panel discussing how to revive our community in the knowledge of black architects and historic preservation.
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.
Joshua Alexander – Past President, USC NOMA
Katie Rispoli Keotamai – Historian
Jan Van Dijs – Contractor
Learning Objective 1:
Educating ourselves in the history of our community and the people that helped build it.
Learning Objective 2:
Learning about the issues of renovating historically significant architecture.
Learning Objective 3:
Understanding how city staff play a role in historical preservation.
Learning Objective 4:
How to inform society of these historic preservations in order to keep them safe and wanted in the community.