>>At the New Yorker Magazine: “The hidden women…”
Article from Alexandra Lange – architecture critic for Curbed.
- BTW visit my page here: Women in Design
Proceedings of the Design Research Society 2018
Date Written: June 3, 2018
Design is key to our collective liberation, but most design processes today reproduce inequalities structured by what Black feminist scholars call the matrix of domination. Intersecting inequalities are manifest at all levels of the design process. This paper builds upon the Design Justice Principles, developed by an emerging network of designers and community organizers, to propose a working definition of design justice: Design justice is a field of theory and practice that is concerned with how the design of objects and systems influences the distribution of risks, harms, and benefits among various groups of people. Design justice focuses on the ways that design reproduces, is reproduced by, and/or challenges the matrix of domination (white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, capitalism, and settler colonialism). Design justice is also a growing social movement that aims to ensure a more equitable distribution of design’s benefits and burdens; fair and meaningful participation in design decisions; and recognition of community based design traditions, knowledge, and practices.
Keywords: design, design justice, intersectionality, intersectional feminism, matrix of domination
‘This book examines and defines the field of biomimicry for sustainable built environment design and goes on to translate ecological knowledge into practical methodologies for architectural and urban design that can proactively respond to climate change and biodiversity loss. These methods are tested and exemplified through a series of case studies of existing cities in a variety of climates. Regenerative Urban Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry will be of great interest to students, professionals and researchers of architecture, urban design, ecology, and environmental studies, as well as those interested in the interdisciplinary study of sustainability, ecology and urbanism’.
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Dr Maibritt Pedersen Zari
Senior Lecturer – Sustainable Architecture / Interior Architecture
School of Architecture
Victoria University – New Zealand
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Join us for Reconstructing Practice: Toward an Antiracist Art & Design Field
The Antiracist Classroom is a student-led organization at the Art Center College of Design focused on counteracting racism and white supremacy in design education and practice. This July 13 – 14 in Pasadena, CA, we are hosting an inaugural two-day convening, Reconstructing Practice, to convene artists, designers, technologists and educators of color who want to contribute to cultivating an antiracist educational and professional field.
Participants can look forward to two days of:
– Sessions, facilitated discussions, and fellowship with creative
professionals, students and educators of color from all over the United States
– Artwork and installations from local and international artists displayed in
The Windtunnel gallery (https://antiracistclassroom.com/Featured-Artists)
– An evening reception featuring Alaia’s Lab, an installation by Ari Melenciano
featuring DJing, live-beat making, live drawing, and sound interactive visuals
To get your tickets to ignite and sustain a movement toward a more racially
equitable, informed, and carefully-considered creative practice and lifetime
learning environment, register by June 22nd: EVENTBRITE