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Shawn Bailey receives the AIAS/ACSA New Faculty Teaching Award for 2023

February 2, 2023 — 

Congratulations to Assistant Professor and Indigenous Scholar Shawn Bailey for receiving the AIAS/ACSA New Faculty Teaching Award for 2023.  This is a major award to recognize excellence and innovation in teaching performance during the formative years of an architectural teaching career. The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) honours architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service. The award-winning professors inspire and challenge students, contribute to the profession’s knowledge base, and extend their work beyond the borders of academia into practice and the public sector. Professors from over 150 North American professional architecture programs are eligible for this prize and it is highly competitive.

Shawn Bailey an Indigenous Scholar in the Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and in the Price Faculty of Engineering. Shawn has led a new approach to design for students and the community at the University of Manitoba by creating Five Decolonizing Design Paradigms, which embraces the Ojibway concept of Mino-Bimaadiziwin, meaning “the good life for all nation’s people”. His approach centers on the Land as a form of pedagogy, Indigenous Knowledge, and process-based experiences through exploration, contemplation, and reflection. Shawn closely collaborates with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and Cultural guides to re-embrace land-based principles and to develop an animate understanding of the Land.

AIAS/ACSA will celebrate Shawn and the other winners at the ACSA 111th Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO, March 30 – April 1, 2023.

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