Moment of Reflection for MAPP Community | August 30, 2017

MAPP’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee leads a gathering of the School's community, (joining with the entire University community, Bowie State as well as at several other USM campuses) in the Great Space of the Architecture Building on August 30, 2017.  The Dean, Program Directors, Faculty, Staff and Students of the School suspend talking, teaching and electronics for one minute at 12:05 for a Moment of Reflection to honor the life of Second Lt. Richard Collins III. The leadership of the School address the community and reaffirm our values.

International Lunch | April 28, 2017

MAPP’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee culminated its thought-provoking “Table Talks” series with our first International Lunch. Faculty, staff and students celebrated the richness of our global community by sharing conversation and food designed to connect our diverse backgrounds. After several lunchtime discussions throughout the academic year, this final “Table Talk” featured a custom-made interactive table that physically incorporated issues and ideas that resulted from the previous talks. Fifteen different phrases, representing 22 different countries, were included on the table.

Table Talks | February 13 and February 16, 2017

In these conversations designed to celebrate the richness of MAPP’s global community, our students, faculty and staff gathered together to identify phrases that sparked conversation and dialogue, affirming and strengthening our diverse community. Once translated into all languages spoken in our school, the phrases were incorporated into a communal table that was unveiled at an International Lunch.

Fall Lecture: "Feel the Force" by Frances Bronet and Alito Alessi | October 17, 2016

Alito Alessi (DanceAbility International) and Frances Bronet (Illinois Institute of Technology) discussed how physical and architectural bodies impact each other in their “Don’t Leave Me” mixed-abilities dance/architecture performance piece. The installation is only stable if the dancers manage their movement and shift their weight; the project depends on the collective musculature of the bodies and resulting architectural interaction.