This collective is structured laterally to ensure the representation of diverse identities, institutions and professions, within a democratized leadership structure. Individuals can volunteer to be a part of smaller, core groups which organize public projects with review from the collective. We have been organizing in various formation since the spring of 2020.
Our name reflects the historical truth that demands for justice and equity in design education are not new but deeply rooted, and that our success will come through decentralized, networked organizing that author adrienne maree brown names ‘emergence’. Read more about emergence here.
Emergent Grounds’ Co-Facilitators and Friends
Current Co-Facilitators (Summer 2023)
Friends, contributors and collaborators since the spring of 2020 have included, but are not limited to:
Catherine W., Kaylan M., Monica D., Wandy P., Kekeli D., Keristen E., Bryan B. Amna K., Brenda T., Andrew D., Blake F., Claire J., Shaela N., Lashayla L., Darien W., Kendall N., Edson C., Bz Z., Ricardo M., Renata H., Julia W., Prescott R…
Emergent Grounds is financially supported by
The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.
Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented). Project STAND is a radical grassroots archival consortia project creating collections highlighting student activism in marginalized communities. Our funding from Project STAND comes through a Micro-Grant issued in collaboration with the Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library.