Thursday, November 5 2020
“The plywood covered and muted storefronts offered an opportunity to place this tragic legacy, front and center in the cityscape.” —James Stokoe, AIA
Join us for an interview with architect James Stokoe, AIA whose photographs on view in 4x8 Cityscape reveal the overnight boarding up along Wisconsin Avenue in northwest Washington, DC during the protests that followed the killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Architect Anthony Harris, AIA moderates the conversation with topics ranging from Mr. Stokoe’s artistic process—specific to the 4x8 Cityscape exhibition—to his thoughts on the architecture profession’s efforts to proactively engage in the national conversation regarding systemic racism.
Moderated by: Anthony Harris, AIA, LEED AP, CDT
Anthony is an architect at Gensler and has practiced in New York and Washington, DC. He has designed and delivered institutional and cultural projects for over 15 years, and is particularly focused on the role for design as a vehicle to enrich community life. He has led a number of efforts in Gensler's Civic and Culture practice area, including co-leading a research project exploring the future of public libraries. Anthony has served on the Board of Trustees at the Amber Charter School in New York and participated in numerous community design and social outreach programs.