Archinect - Reflections on Academia 2020-11-27T21:26:33-05:00 https://archinect.com/blog/article/150235928/woodbury-soa-and-social-advocacy Woodbury SoA and Social Advocacy Sean Joyner 2020-11-02T14:00:00-05:00 >2020-11-18T14:04:49-05:00 <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9b047695bb464167c44088728f4def78.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9b047695bb464167c44088728f4def78.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Woodbury NOMAS chapter at the 2018 NOMA Conference in Chicago. Students pictured (from left to right): Cory Matsuda, Stephanie Green, Khan Muhammad, Storm Campo, Daniel Pena-Sosa, Lamont Burnley. Image courtesy of Woodbury University School of Architecture.</figcaption></figure></figure><p>&ldquo;Advocate&rdquo; is one of those terms mired with connotative presuppositions. Both noun and verb; the advocate advocates. See what I mean? Many have become self-proclaimed advocates, while few have actually practiced the harder path of advocacy. Advocates proper, by definition, put their money where their mouth is. Currency, that is. Advocates contribute currencies of value: time, money, you get it. And while a press statement of solidarity is great and all, what happens afterward, and perhaps even beforehand, is a useful measure of who is the self-proclaimed advocate and who is the advocate proper.</p> <p>Woodbury University calls itself an advocate of diversity, equity, and inclusion in architecture. Many schools have called themselves the ...</p>