Diversity & Inclusion Resources

On-Campus Resources

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Sam Fox School Fairness & Diversity Committee

The Sam Fox School Committee for Fairness and Diversity advises the Dean’s Office on related issues including the improvement of recruitment and retention efforts; strengthening the environment for women and members of minority groups; and stimulating and responding to opportunities that promote and encourage diversity, tolerance, and equity among all groups in the Sam Fox School. Learn more here>>

Student Organizations & Opportunities

National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS), WashU Chapter, fosters creative communication among students of all ethnicities, backgrounds, and cultures using the language of design. 

Women in Architecture and Design (WIAD) is an educational advocacy organization based at WashU that is dedicated to making known the need for women architects by encouraging gender equality in the field of architecture and design. Find out more on Facebook>>

SFS Black Students Network at Washington University in St. Louis is an undergraduate and graduate student organization dedicated to uplifting and supporting the creative voices and members of Black students on campus and beyond. They seek to bring together black creatives on campus for the purpose of social, emotional, academic, and professional support.

The Graduate Architecture Council has created an evolving list of resources for anti-racism, available here>>

Open is a confidential peer support group for all LGBTQIA+ students or those who are questioning their sexual, gender, or queer identities. Sign up for their email list here>>

The Kemper Art Museum offers a Museum Diversity Internship, which is a paid summer internship offers professional experience to a qualified undergraduate student, with the goal of building participation of minority populations in the museum field. Find out more>>

Professional Organizations & Resources

Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design
AIA Diversity Statement>>
Women in Architecture - St. Louis>>
National Organization of Minority Architects>>
American Planning Association - Diversity>>

Communication Design
AIGA Diversity & Inclusion Initaitive>>

Resources on Racial Justice

We've been inspired by the actions happening around the country for racial justice. We wanted to share some of the resources we've turned to for architects, artists, and designers. Got other great resources? Send them to kramer@wustl.edu.

Websites: Guides and Educational Materials

Graduate Architecture Council (GAC) Anti-Racism Guide by the Sam Fox School GAC
Anti-Racism Resource Guide from Taubman College at the University of Michigan
Resources + References from Colloqate Design
BlackSpace Manifesto from BlackSpace
To Learn and To Share from Association for Community Design
'Race' and Space from The Bartlett, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment
Anti-racism Design Resources from SPACE INDUSTRIES x ELL
SPACE/RACE Reading List from by a collective group of authors
Continuum on Becoming An Anti-Racist Arts & Cultural Organization, developed by Crossroad Ministry and redesigned by De Nichols
Reading Black Landscapes list curated by Dr. Mirka Benes at UT Austin
Redesigners in Action Webinar from Creative Reaction Lab
30 Days of Black American Printmaker History from Sarah Ellis
200 Black Creators by Sean Canty 
Decolonizing Design Resources by Decolonizing Design
Decolonial Design Resources from the AIGA DEC SHIFT 2020
Cartoonists of Color Database by MariNaomi
Decentering Whiteness in Design History Resources by many contributors 
The Directory of African American Architects by Dennis A. Mann and Bradford C. Grant

Projects and Campaigns

Design as Protest by the Design as Protest Collective
DELORIS Directory of BIPOC-owned businesses seeking pro bono creative work, and BIPOC-creatives available for paid hire
Where are the Black Designers? Conference


Art on My Mind: Visual Politics by bell hooks
Black Art: A Cultural History by Richard J. Powell
Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art by Thelma Golden
The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States by Walter Johnson
How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness by Darby English
Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power by Susan E. Cahan
To Describe a Life: Notes from the Intersection of Art and Race Terror by Darby English
Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts by Aruna D’Souza