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Food, clothing, SHELTER: Lessons on ethical sourcing in the construction industry from the Design for Freedom Summit
Medium , June 21, 2022
"This emerging ethical discussion begs us to pull back the curtain on the supply chains that fuel construction."
June 21, 2022
On Juneteenth holiday, Newark renames Washington Park as Harriet Tubman Square
NJ.com, June 20, 2022
"A year ago, Newark Mayor Baraka announced the selection of a design for a Harriet Tubman monument ... by Nina Cooke John called 'Shadow of a Face.'"
June 20, 2022
This year’s Serpentine Pavilion reveals the shocking truth behind most modern architecture
Fast Company, June 10, 2022
"To the greatest extent possible, Black Chapel was built without any materials produced by slave labor."
June 10, 2022
A Chicago Roofer’s Legacy Finds a Home in the Serpentine Pavilion
The New York Times, June 8, 2022
"The ceramic artist Theaster Gates says his “Black Chapel” in London’s Kensington Gardens is about optimism and openness ..."
June 8, 2022
At the Serpentine Pavilion, Theaster Gates Offers Monumental Intimacy
Architectural Record, June 13, 2022
"And the designers worked with the Connecticut-based Grace Farms Foundation to audit materials for sustainable sourcing and ensure that no forced labor was used ..."
June 13, 2022
"'Black Chapel' reflects Gates' larger practice, which revolves around communal spaces and how they can provide shelter, solace and community."
June 8, 2022