This panel introduces leading voices who employ design activism in their work within black and immigrant communities in the United States. Participants will learn about how community design processes can be employed to celebrate the outstanding historical and cultural contribution of black and immigrant communities.
Understand the importance of design activism and its critical role in an increasingly multicultural, multiracial United States.
Understand how to both authentically engage and work as partners with black and immigrant communities in the public space design process.
Learn about unique public space design features advocated for by black and immigrant communities, and the role of landscape designers in making community ideas a reality.
Learn what neighborhood advocacy could look like after designing and opening a public space, to both ensure its success and address neighborhood-wide systems change.