BRIC is a collaborative effort by people with different skills, talents and stories. All unified by the understanding that they and their work are part of a bigger network. A single brick part of a wall, conscious of the need for more than one brick to build anything at all.
Although the organization has its roots in Philadelphia, we welcome the process to be replicated wherever unification is needed. Build the world you want to see, BRIC by BRIC.
is originally from Puerto Rico, yet currently calls Philadelphia her home.
She studied Architecture at Temple University and possesses a tireless concern in urban affairs. She is most passionate about how the built environment affects our daily lives, and believes in everyone's ability to participate in a greater conversation; one that affects the way we live and the pursuit to improve it.
Connor has been working with BRIC since 2015 and has since received his Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from Temple University in 2017. He has worked with renowned design activists such as Pepon Osorio, Lily Yeh, and Ekene Ijeoma on community related design interventions. During his time with BRIC Connor has been heavily involved with directing the Sharing Stories project and continuing the Stadium Talk research.
is a Political Science major (Class of 2020), with a deep passion for grassroots organizing. Born and raised on the Southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she began understanding the impact of gentrification. Later on, as she attended Temple University and witnessed in her first year, the mass effects of gentrification and the growing tension between the campus and residing neighborhoods. Diamante began to get involved in her community by joining B.R.I.C. in Spring 2017. Since joining, she serves as campus liaison and works alongside multiple organizations that implement community service. One day, she hopes to see a larger partnerships in North Philadelphia through events and initiatives that could bridge the gap.
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