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Saturday, June 9 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Leading with Diversity and Equity in Public Interest Design

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Excuse our Dust

Public Interest Design exists at the intersection of design, architecture, and community engagement. It is often positioned outside of traditional architectural practice and engages alternative design practitioners, often under-represented in the discipline, who bring a strong desire to do something different.

We will present a case study from the San Francisco Bay Area, where a group of practitioners—mostly women of color—are working to seek networking, knowledge sharing, and professional development opportunities.

With an emphasis on curiosity, collaboration, and inclusion, we will workshop alternative structures of knowledge sharing, facilitated learning, and partnership development. This session will outline strategies for supporting diversity in the field of public interest design practice, structuring discussions around equity and inclusion, and fostering new leadership in the field of architecture.

*This is an "Excuse our Dust" Session!*
Excuse our Dust is  a series of interactive workshops focused on in-process projects, from a women-led, San Francisco-based group working to support diversity in the field of public interest design to an East Baltimore community developing cooperative ownership models. Participating groups are interested in feedback, so come with questions and ideas.

Speakers
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Shalini Agrawal

Associate Professor, California College of the Arts
Shalini Agrawal is informed by the diversity of her roles as mother of 2 daughters, architect, designer, facilitator and teacher. She brings over 20 years of hands-on experience in community-engaged practice in design and architecture. She is co-director of Pathways to Equity, a... Read More →


Saturday June 9, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Motor House: Theatre