January 8, 20221/31 — Emerging Voices Present: “Child of Apartheid” Film Screening
Join ENYA for an evening of filmmaking, architecture, and activism as we host an exclusive virtual screening of Child of Apartheid (trailer).
In this short, 25-minute film, we will follow Wandile Mthiyane, a young South African architecture student with big dreams. Determined to begin the major work of undoing the damage caused by Apartheid, Wandile embarks on a mission to change the future of South Africa, one home at a time.
See how social and political norms impact our cities and homes, and witness how empowering people and communities can help us build better architecture.
After the film, Wandile will be present to answer questions about his experience working against Apartheid architecture in South Africa. He will also introduce a new way his work has evolved since filming Child of Apartheid to address racist architecture around the world: the consulting and activist organization, Anti-Racist Hot Dog. Born out of an effort to reclaim public space in Durban, South Africa, Anti-Racist Hot Dog has moved to the United States as a justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) consulting firm. A panel of members from the organization will discuss the power architecture firms have to work for racial equity from the inside out, and how they can have fun in the process. Attendees will have the opportunity to create direct anti-racist impact at the event by giving toward a $35,000 goal to build the next Ubuntu home for the Ngcobo family in South Africa.
This event is hosted and sponsored by Ubuntu Design Group, Anti-Racist Hot Dog, and ENYA.
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Emerging New York Architects
The AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) encourages leadership among emerging architects (licensed 10 years or fewer) and allied professionals in the design and construction industry. We engage NYC’s diverse young professional community with an equally diverse slate of programming that focuses on career development, design excellence, and public outreach. Committee meetings are open to the public, and are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm, both virtually and in-person at the Center for Architecture, unless otherwise noted.