Decolonizing Design Research: Citizen Participation

Event Pass Information

Event Pass Type
AIA Member (not AIANY)$5.00 USD
Student with Valid .edu Email AddressFREE
General Public   $10.00 USD

Event Details

*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program; please continue to register.*

“Decolonizing Design Research” is a workshop series exploring how research can create spaces and places that are anti-racist and just. The dominance of western design aesthetics and research methods are largely invisible, and, as a result, design practices can reinforce existing power structures that are harmful to many. This 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.  

The first workshop in the series, “Decolonizing Design Research: Citizen Participation,” will feature a conversation between practitioners about the principles and the legacy of citizen participation, followed by a hands-on workshop to help each participant find applications for this approach and reflect on the barriers to bringing this to mainstream practice. 



This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.