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“Decolonizing Design Research” is a workshop series that explores how research can create spaces and places that reflect values of anti-racism and justice. The dominance of western design aesthetics and research methods is largely invisible to those who were trained in design. As a result, these practices can reinforce existing power structures that are harmful to many. This workshop series will provide a space to understand how to mitigate bias in design research methods and learn about less familiar methods used in other disciplines and contexts.
The third workshop in the series, “Decolonizing Design Research: Collective Voice,” will focus on the power of thought convergence in a community. How do collective voices gather? How do they grow together and remain a plurality? How can these voices manifest change and create more equitable spaces and places? This workshop will include conversations between practitioners, researchers, and organizers to bring forward their challenges and triumphs. Workshop attendees will come to understand how shared experiences can result in collective power to produce change in existing processes.
Navjot Heer, EMUP; Planner, Thrivance Group; Art+Prop Co-Lead, Defund CPD Campaign; Core Organizer, Design As Protest
Christin Hu, MLA, BArch; Editor, Failed Architecture; Core Organizer, Design As Protest
Chazandra Kern, MArch; Program Manager + Design Lead, LA Más; Core Organizer, Design As Protest
Sharonda Whatley, MA in City & Regional Planning; Urban Planner, Cleveland City Planning Commission; Organizer, Design As Protest
Fauzia Khanani, Assoc. AIA, MArch, NOMA; Principal, Studio For; Co-Chair, AIANY Social Science and Architecture Committee; Co-founder, Design Advocates; Core Organizer, Design As Protest
Other programs in the series:
10/26 – Decolonizing Design Research: Citizen Participation
12/14 – Decolonizing Design Researhc: Activist Scholar
AIANY Social Science and Architecture Committee