Time & Location
Feb 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Portland, 5940 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217, USA
About the event
As we celebrate Black History Month, we're inviting our Black and African American high school youth to imagine what the future could look like.
At this workshop we will dive into topics such as Black inventors, city planning, architecture and aethestics, culminating in a design challenge. This investigation will be both verbal, and hands-on, with some materials presented via projection.
Organized by the Portland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, and supported by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Portland Professional Chapter , Black Educational Achievement Movement (BEAM), Albina Vision Tust, and Black Aesthetics Studio (BAS), amongst other professionals, students will be able to connect with professionals in related fields as we investigate and imagine the world to come.
Warm-up and settling in for the day
Defining Culture, Planning, Architecture and Sustainability
History of Black Inventors, Designers and Architects
Design Activity 1: Bridging the Past to the Present
What is Afrofuturism?
Design Activity 2: Architecture and Monuments
Lunch provided for participating youth
Review of concepts and vocabulary
Design Challenge: The Next 500 Years of Community and Culture
Prizes and Wrap up
This workshop will take place in person, from 10 am - 2 pm at
June Key Delta Community Center 5940 N Albina Ave Portland , OR 97217