Equality in Design
ELISA ITURBE (M.Arch F.E.S ’15), MAYA ALEXANDER (M.Arch ’15)
As a coalition of committed students, Equality in Design demands that architecture become a profession that provides equal access for all who aspire to its pursuits.
We recognize the power architects have in shaping society and the built environment. As such, our goals do not simply remain within changing the demographics of the profession, although this is imperative, but extend into emphasizing the importance of designing equitable space.
Through academic investigation, professional workshops, open discussion, and interdisciplinary collaboration, our group is working from various angles to identify and challenge the barriers to equity that exist in architecture.
We are the students of an academic institution that has always played an important role in producing architects and contributing to architectural history and thought. Knowing this, we have identified a unique source of agency that compels us to organize, cultivate a collective consciousness, and work together to create the world of architecture that we know is possible.