Decolonizing Pacific Northwest Architecture
Date & Time
Friday, October 13, 2023, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Hannah Silver Athena Rilatos Danae Sakuma

What role did architecture and land use play in the decimation of Native communities of the Pacific Northwest, and what opportunities do members of the architecture and planning fields have to now go beyond "acknowledgment" and built more equitably? This course explores how building design and construction is inextricably tied to colonization, overviews some of the history that we were not taught in elementary or architecture school, shares lots of contemporary examples of how we can decolonize, and gives ample space to discuss how to decolonize the architecture profession on a daily basis. This course was developed with local Indigenous architects, and is meant to serve as a very elementary introduction to Indigenous design and decolonial aesthetics.

Location Name
Atrium Ballroom
Full Address
Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
United States
Virtual Session Link
Session Type
Course Credit
Number of Credits
1.5 Learning Units (90 min)
Virtual Session