Unsettled Lands: Architecture, History, Pedagogy
11 March 2021 – 6:30 to 8pm at Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto
Ana María León (University of Michigan)
Andrew Herscher (University of Michigan)
K. Wayne Yang (UC San Diego)
KaaSheGaaBaaWeak | Eladia Smoke (Laurentian University)
Moderated by Mary Lou Lobsinger
The Settler Colonial City Project is a research collective focused on the collaborative production of knowledge about cities on Turtle Island/Abya Yala/The Americas as spaces of ongoing settler colonialism, Indigenous survivance, and struggles for decolonization. Trained both as architects and as architectural historians, SCCP co-founders Andrew Herscher and Ana María León will discuss the work of the collective as an intersection of practice, research, and pedagogy. In light of current prompts for change in architectural curricula, they will problematize how institutions have embraced and conflated depoliticized notions of decolonization and anti-racism.