Thursday, February 16th at 6 PM, AIAS and NOMAS (the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students) and NOMA (the National Organization of Minority Architects) presented Sara Zewde at the AIA Center for Design. Gia Hamilton led a conversation with Sara Zewde centered on their shared interests in land, community engagement and equity.
Sara is a 29-year-old landscape architect and planner born and raised in New Orleans, a graduate of MIT and the Harvard GSD, currently working for Gustafson Guthrie Nichol in Seattle. Her work explores often-obscured contours of race and historical memory in locations from Houston, Texas to Rio de Janiero. As the city of New Orleans prepares for an unprecedented confrontation with White supremacy in its built environment through the removal of Confederate monuments, students, activists, policymakers and designers will find Sara’s presentation of her work timely and provocative.