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Saturday, June 9 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grassroots Movement-Building as a Model for Resistant Design

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The language of community design can be a key tool for community organizers in their efforts to educate and motivate the public to resist systems of oppression. Relying on standard outreach methods, leaders are constrained by austerity measures and scarcity logic, making it difficult to create powerful visions with the public.

This workshop proposes a process for visioning in collaboration with the public. We hope to increase the public’s capacity for self-determination—and create more transparent power dynamics—by making community involvement more accessible within real-world conditions. By expanding the current limits of civic engagement, we can reduce the perceived tension between our roles as both leaders and members of the public.

avatar for JONATHAN Nagy


United Neighbors of the 35th Ward
Jonathan is a practicing architect and community organizer in Chicago. He works with two small women-owned architecture firms on Chicago’s north side. On nights and weekends he is organizing Chicago’s west side communities with the intention of opening an apprentice-model design... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Joel Quezada

Anthony Joel Quezada

The People’s Lobby, Democratic Socialists of America, United Neighbors of the 35th Ward
Anthony grew up in Chicago’s northwest side and is a community organizer. He works for city council member, Alderman Carlos Rosa and organizes his community against gentrification, deportations, and corporate greed. He also works to elect movement leaders into office and build upon... Read More →

Saturday June 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Impact Hub Baltimore: Open Space East