Designing Justice: Architects in Social Activism
The design of America’s “justice” system - courthouses, prisons, jails, juvenile detention centers - is unethical and unsustainable. Thankfully, there’s a role we can all play in shaping spaces that foster an ethos of care over incarceration, but there’s still work to be done. This conversation will explore the work of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces - the country’s only Black-woman-led architecture firm focused on ending mass incarceration through the design of alternatives to incarceration, biomimicry, and permaculture - along with the Social Equity Skills Network of Arup, one of the world’s preeminent engineering and design consultancies. The presentation will touch on the opportunities and biases of data-driven decisions and why working in community is essential to building social
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