project leader
Justin M
100 W 125th Street
(Black America)
latest update rss
No updates yet.

the project

Our collective brings together planners, architects, artists, and designers as Black urbanists. We created the BlackSpace Manifesto to practice new ways of protecting and creating Black spaces in the built environment. Through customized learning, published content, neighborhood strategy, and urbanist experiences, BlackSpace co-creates spaces for new ideas, critical connections, and design excellence that acknowledge, affirm and amplify the lives of Black folks nationally.

This campaign is a space for our supporters to contribute to our operational needs as we build.

the steps

In 2020, BlackSpace took a “Chrysalis Year” to focus on our operational sustainability goals and, despite 2020 taking us for a wild ride, we met nearly all of our milestones! Now, we’re looking to our broad community of support to help us exceed our final push of $87,000 towards our total $400,000 Chrysalis goal ($250,000 represented in this campaign). 


2020 BlackSpace Community Accomplishments:

  • Submitted our 501(c)3 application and received official non-profit status! 
  • Doubled our affiliate cities to now include Atlanta and Indianapolis! 
  • Designed and packaged our Manifesto-based thought leadership into a suite of customized learning workshops and neighborhood strategy services! 
  • Shared our story and work with folx at The World Around, ioby and Fast Company.
  • Hired our first Managing Co-Directors, Emma Osore and Kenyattta McLean!


Hold up, wait a minute…

  • We are so close to our last Chrysalis goal! We’ve raised $312,221 last year from institutional grants and individuals and need a last push from our community to help us reach our last $87,000 so we are set up to grow our reach and re-establish our community programming in 2021 (see our plans below)!


2021 BlackSpace Community Goals

  • Launch a new pilot program to link Black urbanists with values-based Black neighborhood strategy projects. 
  • Grow our global community engagement by 1,000+ people at two national convenings.
  • Add new affiliate(s) to build our published content and local urbanist experiences.
  • Co-develop the Brownsville Heritage House’s neighborhood history exhibition and tour.
  • Scale staff from part to full time.


Come through!

why we're doing it

Our interests are rooted in connecting the social, environmental, and cultural causes that can together Manifest the future! We continue to push forward toward our vision of a present and future where Black people, Black spaces, and Black culture matter and thrive.



Funds raised will support the staffing of the organization.

TOTAL RAISED = $167,055.11
ioby Platform Fee $35.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $5,010.61
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $162,009.50


Revised 11.30.20

Funds raised will support the staffing of the organization


ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $12,500
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $7,500
TOTAL TO RAISE = $250,000



ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $545
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $327
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,908

Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.



Sorry, but this project doesn't have any updates yet.


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


  • Chris Daemmrich
  • We Build Agency
  • Daphne Lundi
  • Anonymous
  • Toni L. Griffin
  • Anonymous
  • Geoff Ward
  • Anonymous
  • Nya Holder
  • Emma O.
  • Lynn Ross/Spirit for Change Consulting
  • Mimi Lien
  • Anonymous
  • Katy M.
  • Brysan Brown
  • Elita and Corinne Walker
  • Jeffrey Smith
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Charley Kargman
  • Laura Splan
  • Anonymous
  • Arunabha C.
  • L.L.
  • Sloan Leo, FLOX Studio Inc.
  • Vonn W.
  • WXY architecture + urban design
  • Ben H.
  • |E|N|V| New York
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Sophie Glass
  • Bennett Midland LLC
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Kemi Ilesanmi
  • Anonymous
  • Caroline Lynch (Garner)
  • Augusta G.
  • In honor of Justin G. Moore
  • Contribution from Snohetta Architecture, Landscape on behalf of Mzwakhe Ndlovu, Emilie Alongi & Emilia Hurd
  • Jason Moore
  • NYCxDESIGN on behalf of Carol Bentel
  • Black Gotham Experience
  • Kadiatou C.
  • Sasha S.
  • Kyra Bonsu
  • Don Roe
  • Jordan A.
  • Jeremy P.
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Ana Fisyak
  • American Planning Association - Southwest Washington Section
  • Christiana Moss, FAIA
  • Violet Whitney
  • Kyra-Syracuse Manifesto Workshop
  • OLIN
  • Ifeoma Ebo honorarium
  • Meredith M.
  • Aaron K.
  • Serena L.
  • Rebecca C.
  • Andréa A.
  • Clara C.
  • Aaron G.
  • David B.
  • Nicholas Jeffway
  • Center for Architecture, New York
  • Lesli S.
  • Anonymous
  • Chelina Odbert
  • Ifeoma E.