Mentorship is wonderful, rewarding, life changing, transformative, effective, gratifying, substantive, beneficial. It is also challenging, time consuming, expensive, fragmented, hard to measure, and elusive. Mentoring experiences are all unique, and grounded in the impetus to share and to connect. As a mentor or a mentee, once you’ve had a taste of mentorship, you want more. On January 30, 2023, join panelists from the Equity in Architectural Education Consortium (EAEC), who will be in conversation about mentorship in the discipline, the profession, and its future in architecture and its related fields. Over the course of three separate panels, the discussion will share experiences and recommendations on: how mentoring provides a strong start to your education and career; where mentorship can establish new relationships and surprising paths for your professional development; ways mentorship boosts your capacity to judge your own advancement and excellence. Join us in this effort to better understand where we agree, where we disagree, and where we can find areas for collective action.
This year’s discussion is grateful to honor the legacy and impact of Taubman College alumnus, Raoul Wallenberg, remembered and honored for his courageous humanitarian acts in World War II Hungary.
Panelists and guest moderator:
- Akima Brackeen (Jeanne and John Rowe Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology, IIT)
- Andrew Chin (Interim Dean, School of Architecture and Engineering, Florida A&M University, FAMU)
- Edmund Graham (Associate Director, National Center for Institutional Diversity; University of Michigan, NCID UM)
- Bradford Grant (Interim Chair, Howard University, HU)
- Coleman Jordan (Thesis Director and Assistant Professor, Morgan State University, MSU)
- Isaac Mangual-Martínez (Thesis Coordinator and Visiting Instructor, Virginia Tech)
- Stephanie Pilat (Director of the Division of Architecture, University of Oklahoma)
- David Rifkind (Director of the School of Architecture, University of Florida)
- Carmina Sánchez-del-Valle (Professor, Hampton University)
- Elisa Silva (Associate Professor, Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab and Department of Architecture, Florida International University, FIU)
This symposium will be presented both in person and streamed virtually. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for in-person attendees.
The Raoul Wallenberg Lecture was initiated in 1971 by Sol King, a former classmate of Wallenberg's. An endowment was established in 1976 for an annual lecture to be offered in Raoul's honor on the theme of architecture as a humane social art.