* In April 1996 Prof. Nathaniel Belcher convened the Jazz Architectural Workshop (JAWS) at Tulane University in New Orleans to discuss work in progress in the field of African-American architectural history, theory, criticism, and practice through a critical lens.

Today, JAWS 2 continues that conversation. This space draws inspiration and talent from across design disciplines, aspiring to raise consciousness through an antiracist, queer feminist lens.