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Design + Diversity

Tim Hykes

Design + Diversity
35 min2017 MAR 14
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Episode 2: Bryan Lee

In this episode co-hosts Tim & Antionette talk to Bryan Lee architecture designer currently located in Louisiana to learn about his work on Project Pipeline, the Design Justice Platform and the Design as Protest. Listen in as they laugh and joke and talk about serious issues with Mr. Lee.
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Short Biography

Bryan is a Design Justice Advocate and currently, serves as the Place + Civic Design Director for the Arts Council of New Orleans. With a background in architecture, Lee is tasked with creating, advocating for, and contribute to, the creative intervention of public art and social impact design in civic spaces across New Orleans. Before joining the Arts Council, Mr. Lee spent time at 2014 AIA National Firm of the Year, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple (Architecture) in New Orleans.

Bryan is the founder of the Design Justice Platform organized Design As Protest National day of Action. He also leads two award-winning architecture + design programs for high school students through the Arts Council (local) and the National Organization of Minority Architects (national), respectively. He serves on several boards; as the Design Education Chair National NOMA board and on the National AIA Equity + the Future of Architecture Committee. He was selected as the 2014 NOMA member of the year, 2015 Next City Vanguard Fellow, 2015 International British American Project Fellow. In 2016, Bryan was selected to give a TED Talk and to Keynote at SXSW Eco on Design Justice.

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Show Notes
  • 0:49

    Welcome and introduction

  • 2:22

    Project Pipeline

  • 3:21

    Design Justice Platform

  • 16:15

    Next interation of the Design Justice Platform

  • 16:43

    Design as Protest

  • 23:17

    What are you not good at?


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