Decolonizing Design Research: Activist Scholar

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 that explores using research to create spaces and places that are anti-racist and just. The dominance of western design aesthetics and research methods are largely invisible to those who were trained in that pedagogy--and as a result these practices include systems that 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 cultures.  

For the second workshop in this series, we are inviting activist scholars to share their work and perspectives on how research can be the basis for making shifts towards equity and justice in the built environment, whether towards achieving fair housing policies or creating a movement around amplifying less-heard voices. We will examine the questions: Who creates and benefits from knowledge? How are the actions and findings from research communicated? What  research or data underpins an impactful social movement? Workshop participants will gain insights from academic and applied research about methodologies that can be linked to shifting power and work toward liberation.

Prior attendance in this series is not required to participate in this program.

Other programs in the series:

10/26 - Decolonizing Design Research: Citizen Participation