Dean Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter has been invited to join the panel When Walls Fall, a discussion of inclusion in architectural education at the AIA|LA ENCOMPASS Conference. The conference aims to to promote greater diversity and inclusion in the profession.
When Walls Fall: Inclusion and the Education of Architects
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:00am
California African American Museum
600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037
When Walls Fall explores the perplexing subject of inclusion in architecture education. Amidst contemporary struggles for gender equality, this discussion offers architecture school administrators, faculty, and students an unprecedented opportunity to confront the challenging topic of racial and social equity in architecture schools. Establishing a framework for access and sustained support to ethnic minority students in this traditionally elite profession mired in systemic racism and discrimination is at the core of this forum.
ENCOMPASS: Inclusive Architecture will highlight best-practices, examine case-studies of inclusive design procedures and curate a series of genuine dialogues that underscore solutions to counter the prevalence of the inherent biases that too often continue to divide A/E/C professionals. This conference allows us to candidly dissect the reality of the situation. ENCOMPASS highlights the value-add that inclusive architecture brings to society and how we all gain from a multifaceted profession. Throughout the day, speakers and audience members will describe experiences; contribute best practices; demonstrate diversity’s benefits for the field, clients + our city; and establish strategies to realize a more inclusive future for us all.
Ingalill joins Hernan Diaz Alonso, Director of the Southern California Institute of Architecture and Michael Woo, the Dean, College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona. The panel discussion will be moderated by Victor Jones – Principal, Fievre Jones & Assistant Professor at USC Architecture.