We break the silos of urbanist practices to build Black power and Black joy.

Our Collective collaboratively creates projects, workshops, and experiences that center Black public life.

  • 2015

    Our first urbanist experience brunch gathering—we ate well, dreamed hard, shared honestly, and grew a collective vision.

  • 2017

    Welcomed our first cousin groups, Oklahoma and Chicago

  • 2018

    Launched our first neighborhood strategy project in Brownsville, Brooklyn

  • 2019

    Published our Manifesto and Playbook

  • 2021

    Hosted our first customized learning workshop series

  • The Future

    Continue generating Black urbanist practice and projects!

Our Work

Neighborhood Strategy

Neighborhood Strategy projects allow us to work at a neighborhood level to co-create spaces that affirm and amplify Black presence in public life. Our approach to community visioning and development starts with listening. Throughout the process, we prioritize co-creation, reflection, and moving at the speed of trust.
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Customized Learning

We offer workshops facilitated by BlackSpace’s own trusted project partners. Participants walk away with new values, strategies, and connections for ethical design processes. Our facilitators have extensive experience and deep knowledge of the Manifesto principles and how to apply them practically.
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Urbanist Experiences

We collaborate with Black organizers and thinkers to co-create urbanism-themed experiences. These bespoke experiences unite Black urbanists across disciplines to share new ways of to center Blackness in architecture, design, and urban planning.
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