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.
ACADIA: DISTRIBUTED PROXIMITIES
SESSION: Disrupted Practice, Collaboration, Workflows, and Labor.
Session Chair: June Grant, hosts a conversation between five panel presenters as they discuss and explore their individual projects, work methods and intellectural trajectories. In the act of design we decode, carve, cast, manipulate and steer towards sometimes desired or un-predicted outcomes.
OCT 2 2020, ACADIA2020 Conference.
One of the most attended AIA Webinars, June and Steve Vallejos discuss why ADUs are essential to community regeneration.
IMPATIENCE: CONFRONTING ERASURE BY GOING BEYOND HOPE AND GOODWILL
LECTURE in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the founding of the J. Max Bond Jr. Lecture. Established in 2010 as a joint collaboration, this annual design talk honors the memory of J. Max Bond, Jr., FAIA, NOMA, an architect, advocate, teacher, and trailblazer of his time. The Bond Lecture addresses issues that were important to Bond: equity, inclusive design, communities, and global cultures, in particular Africa (Ghana).
OCT 9 2020, NYCOBA/NOMA, AIANY DIV
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)
UTA: UNDER COLOR
June A. Grant, RA, and Diane Allen, FASLA in honest conversation about activism, cultural vulnerability, translating community aspirations, housing design, hopes for the future and points of concerns post-COVID.
FEB 12, 2021, Univ. of Texas at Arlington, College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs.
MILLS COLLEGE: REIMAGINING THE FUTURE
We explored this question in a visually compelling format with the goal of creating a mental model for the future—envisioning intersectional racial, gender, religious equity through a range of systems. The speakers provided a deeper understanding of how everyone benefits from an inclusive world as well as inspiration and hope for creating this future.
DEC 2 2020, The Center for Transformative Change.
RECLAIMING: OUR SPACES
blink!LAB architecture is honored to be included in this fourth year. This year’s theme, Reclaiming, in partnership with BlackSpace and Next City, will virtually position BIPOC urbanists, designers and activists as defiant catalysts for liberation and equity. Slides
AUG 06 2020, Spaces and Places 2020 Conference.
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
A Champion for Housing & Wealth Security
AWARD /YBCA CULTUREBANK
APR 13 2020, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.
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.
COME TO YOUR CENSUS: WHO COUNTS IN AMERICA?
blink!LAB architecture is honored to be included in this groups of artists, activists, creative people committed to change through ART IN ACTION's initiative at the YBCA.
MAR 27 - JUL 31 2020, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.
FIRESIDE CHAT. blink!LAB architecture is honored to join Liz Ogbu, Studio O and Deanna Van Buren, Designing Justice / Designing Spaces, in an an open and frank discussion moderated by Fay Darmawi, SFUFF, where we reveal our journeys and thoughts about the urgency of dismantling and re-building BIPOC spaces impacted by racism.
OCT 15 2020, NOMA2020: Spatial Shifts Conference.
RECLAIMING OUR SPACES:
Two plagues, not one, to dissect for causes and complications that bear directly on the callings of landscape architecture, its ideals, and its ill preparedness for such a moment. One plague is novel,and the other is now four centuries with us.
blink!LAB architecture was invited to enter into discussion with other design professionals.
AUG 2020, Landscape Architecture Magazine.
ASLA: ACTING ON RESEARCH, STUDIO AND DESIGN STRATEGIES
Landscape architects and other design professionals and educators come together to address racial injustice and equity in the places they teach and the communities they serve.
FEB 5 2021, American Society of Landscape Architects.
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.