“Erase Me”: An Evening with Germane Barnes
AIA East Bay and UC Berkeley
Joint Lecture Series
A Fundraiser for the AIA East Bay that supports our student programming and Summer Scholarships.
Reception / Dinner 5-6:45 Bancroft Hotel
Stroll to Wurster 6:45-7 Walk across street to Campus
Lecture 7-8:30 Wurster Auditorium –112 Wurster Hall
Please join us on March 8th at 5:00pm for a reception and dinner with our guest speaker, Germane Barnes, at the Bancroft Hotel, followed at 6:30pm by a reception with CED students at Wurster Hall. The lecture starts in Wurster Hall Auditorium at 7:00 pm.
Proceeds from this event help support Architecture and Design education in the San Francisco East Bay region.
COVID Policy: All guests must present proof of vaccinations (including booster) and ID to enter the Bancroft hotel. Masks are required in the Great Hall at all times unless the guests are actively eating or drinking.
About the Speaker
Germane Barnes is the Principle of Studio Barnes, and Associate Professor and the Director of the Community Housing & Identity Lab (CHIL) at the University of Miami School of Architecture. Barnes’ practice investigates the connection between architecture and identity, examining architecture’s social and political agency through historical research and design speculation. Believing strongly in design as a process, he approaches each condition imposed on a project as an opportunity for transformation.
Born in Chicago, IL Germane Barnes received a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Architecture from Woodbury University where he was awarded the Thesis Prize for his project Symbiotic Territories: Architectural Investigations of Race, Identity, and Community.
His work has recently been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art’s groundbreaking 2021 exhibition, Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America, and the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial. He was a winner of the 2021 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers, and is a 2021-2022 Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. His work has also been featured and added to the permanent collections of international institutions most notably MAS Context, Milan Design Week, San Francisco MoMA, LACMA, The Art Institute of Chicago, The New York Times, Architect Magazine and The National Museum of African American History and Culture where he was identified as one of the future designers on the rise.