Join us at A'18 for a career changing workshop experience at Grace Farms Foundation.
About the Workshop
The Design of our built environment, and the injustices that persist within it, are the lasting result of political and social forces. This is an action centered gathering, using the language of Design Justice to explore the pedagogy, policies, procedures, and practices that shape our work. Given designs permanence, we must pay particular attention to these relationships and seek Design Justice whenever possible. With this in mind, we are framing our gathering around the four core questions.
What specific social justice issue should design consider and address?
Who does this issue disproportionately impact?
How does design practice reveal this issue in the built environment?
What is the detailed design justice response to the symptoms and root causes of this issue?
During the summit advocates will investigate the answers these questions with the expectation that the resulting content will be shared as reference for the growing public interest design sector.
- Define Design justice and explain its associated factors. (Some factors relate to environmental hazards.)
- Describe the tools that may assist in making decisions about design and health especially with regard to racial, cultural and social justice.
- Summarize the strategies and outcomes of case studies that incorporated justice concepts in its process.
- Build understanding of different regional approaches to leveraging design thinking in service to social justice advocacy.