Within our pivot to remote learning, in the midst of the context of the mass protests in the USA, the symbolic dimension was heightened through the form of globally shared resources and symbolic messaging. Initial symbolic messages from institution leaders, copy/pasted responses in support of #BLM, were seen as empty words from ivory towers. The need to acknowledge and redress racism of the past and present within architectural education and the profession must be prioritized.
We formulated ten inclusive practices as listed in Table:
In these cultural exchanges, we acknowledged a common need to build a more resilient studio culture and promote a healthy learning culture within the architecture studio, to become more inclusive.