Black While Designing: A lecture by Ra’anaa Yaminah Brown

In recognition of Black History Month, the McEwen School of Architecture is proud to host a lecture by Laurentian University alumna and PhD Student (Concordia University) Ra’anaa Yaminah Brown. This talk, entitled “Black While Designing“, will be presented virtually through Zoom Webinar (see link below) on Thursday February 17 at 6:00 pm.

Originally from Brampton, Ontario, Ra’anaa received her Bachelors of Architectural Studies and Masters of Architecture at Laurentian University’s McEwen School of Architecture. She is currently pursuing her PhD research on the intersection of Black art and activism (artivism) at Concordia University (Doctorate of Philosophy in Art History). Ra’anaa is the Co-Founder and President of Black Lives Matter Sudbury and Installation Coordinator for Up Here: Urban Arts Festival. She has participated in and curated numerous artivist initiatives and has contributed her talents to the development of many Afrocentric artistic installations. Ra’anaa has taken on many leadership roles, as an artist, activist and academic creating space for people of colour and continually promoting anti-racist practices and social justice.

This event is free and open to all. Please join us on Feb. 16 by following this link.


Headshot photo of Ra'anaa Brown