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.

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Shalini Agrawal

Associate Professor, Pathways to Equity
Shalini Agrawal is trained as an architect and has facilitated multi-disciplinary workshops between participants of all ages, ethnicities, and socio-economic statuses for over 20 years. She is co-founder of Architreasures, principal at MAC Studio Landscape Architecture, and co-founder... Read More →

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