Humans – Thousands architects and designers joined the viral event including David Adjaye, Vyrgil Abloh, Ini Archibong, Sam Baron, Another Human, Tom Dixon, Yinka Ilori, Ron Arad, Rockwell Studio. With them also influential magazines such as Wallpaper, Dezeen, Designboom and Design.Milk.
Posts were published either without caption or with the #blackouttuesday hashtag which has been launched by Black Lives Matter. The human right movement fights violence and racism against black people. George Floyd was murdered by a police officer kneeling on his neck for almost 9 minutes on Monday 25 May in Minneapolis.
Dezeen has collected comments from US architects and designers. “As Americans, we are mindful of this nation’s dark history of racial inequality,” said American Institute of Architects president Jane Frederick. “Why is it so hard to understand that racism hurts us all?” Asked Yves Behar.
Black Females in Architecture, a community for black women in the architecture, planning, landscape, urbanism and construction industry, shared a 10-step guide that Mireille Charper created to educate white people on how to be anti-racist.
“There is a lot of work to do in the design + architecture community. We stand in solidarity against racism, oppression, violence and injustice. We used our platform to inspire and challenge people to look at things in a new way.” Write at Design-Milk which has posted a list of organizations to donate to and/or get involved in, links to book and podcasts that help the creative community to take action.
“At Archipanic we stand against racism and bring forward projects striving for a more humane world. Design-thinking is an amazing tool to overcome discrimination. Architects and designers have the duty to step forward to find clever solutions bringing people together”. Enrico Zilli – editor in Chief of Archipanic.