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Our focus is spatial transform through design, materials and technology exploration. We situate ourself in the middle of catalytic design - an intent to cause change and to look at how we can refine what already works to integrate new challenges and emerging opportunities. We are committed to removing walls that prevent the growth of re-generative environments across all scales.
SPEAKING /ENDANGERED SPACES
New York Times Architecture Critic, Michael Kimmelman and BLINKLAB's Founder, June Grant, discussed the politics of public space in San Francisco. Moderated by the Time's San Francisco bureau chief Thomas Fuller, this special event was inspired by the popular Times series 'Endangered Spaces.'Learn more >
NOV 7 2019, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.
ARUP: BLACK HISTORY MONTH TOWN HALL
June Grant joins ARUP in a celebration of Black History Month, and discussion of the lingering damages of institutional racism, current activities and perspectives.
June is also the current President of the San Francisco Chapter of the National Association of Minority Architects (SFNOMA) and host for the 2020 NOMA Conference and Expo in Oakland, Oct 14 -18.
FEB 28 2020, San Francisco
CHANGING THE NARRATIVE: The Black Architect- Removing Obstacles, Creating Opportunities
Join Pamela Kliment, daughter of Stephen Kliment, as she conducts a follow-up to her father's first Interviews of architects Roberta Washington, Zevila Jackson, Rico Quirindongo and June Grant, founder BlinkLAB archtitecture.
MAY 14 2020, AIA Conference on Architecture, Los Angeles.
APALACHICOLA “Hill Neighborhood” Design Guidelines: PORCH TALK 2020
A multi-disciplinary cultural planning initiative for the historic African-American community of Apalachicola, Florida. BLINKLAB's Founder, June Grant, joins Marcia Smith, film-maker; Reginald Ellis, Historian; Ashon Nesbitt, Urban Planner; C. L. Bohannon, Landscape Architect; and Andrew Chin, Associate Dean of School of Architecture + Engineering Technology (SAET).
FEB 14 - 15 2020, Florida A&M University (FAMU)
ON THE CORNER: Where History, Community, Design + Reclamation Meet
A wide cross-section of practioners will gather to discuss DIVERSITY IN THE LANDSCAPE. June Grant will present projects located along two of Oakland's two historic commericial and cultural corridors. She will also join Lauren Hood, Councilwoman Yvonne Clayton and Majora Carter in a moderated discussion about the role of designers in cultural heritage preservation.
FEB 9-11 2020, 2020 NJASLA Annual Meeting, New Jersey.
Open and collaborative, Blink!LAB is a multidisciplinary practice dedicated to bridging design disciplines; from urban-economics, buildings, industrial design and fabrication.
AWARD /YBCA100 HONOREE
BLINKLAB's Founder, June Grant, was included in the 2019 YBCA 100 list of people using their creative and collective power to make change! We are so honored to have joined the ranks of some of the world's most inspired and creative minds.
OCT 16 2019, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.