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Changing the Face of Architecture | Aria Hill | TEDxVirginiaTech

Aria’s talk will examine the lack of Black architects in the US and the resulting culture that is cultivated in its spaces of education and practice. Aria is reimagining the future of the design profession through Black liberation, the talk proposes a starting point for the dismantlement of racist structures. Aria Hill is a designer, creative director, and co-founder of The Garden, a multidisciplinary, experimental practice. Recently completing her first degree – Bachelor of Science in Mathematics – in 2020, she is in her fourth year of Virginia Tech’s Bachelor of Architecture program. Aria investigates Caribbean culture, the absence of Black women in design, and the intersection between Mathematics and Architecture. She is the 2020-2021 President of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) at Virginia Tech. Previously, her work has been internationally recognized by institutions including the New York Review of Architecture, AIA Virginia, Architectural League NY, and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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