Segregation by Design

Lectures/Book Signings
brochure: segregation by design

Last fall, students from Washington University in St. Louis and Harris-Stowe State University participated in a collaborative architecture seminar exploring how policy and planning decisions have led to urban segregation. The students were tasked with exploring a particular St. Louis neighborhood by analyzing and mapping historical, demographic, and environmental data. Their analyses were followed by proposals to mitigate issues of segregation. The students created and presented an exhibition of their work, and their research and proposals were also collected for publication. Join Dr. Mark Abbott and Catalina Freixas for an evening exploring the findings.

Presented in collaboration with the Women’s Group on Race Relations. Segregation by Design is supported by The Divided City: An Urban Humanities Initiative funded by the Mellon Foundation; the Office of the Provost’s Bring Your Own Idea program; the WashU Ferguson Academic Seed Fund through the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost and Washington University Libraries; the Sam Fox School Creative Activity Research Grant; and the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement. 

When: Wednesday, November 29 2017 at 6:30 pm (past)
Where: Lee Auditorium
How Much:Free
Exhibit(s): | #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis
Brochure: | segregation by design.pdf