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Cal Anderson Park: Black Lives Memorial Garden

June 14, 2021 in
Black Star Farmers sought out Designing in Color’s services to envision a new, community-centered version of Seattle historic Cal Anderson Park. Unimpressed by the city council’s concept for the site, Henderson sought DCo’s vision of community-centered, narrative-driven, experiential, and non-Eurocentric design. The DCo team approached this through a number of Guiding Principles: Narrative-Based Strategies,...
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AIA 2×8: Spatial Exchange

May 9, 2020 in
We are proud to announce that small talks:LA, the DCo collaborative, won the competition through the @aia_la to design & build the 2019 AIA 2x8 Student Exhibition. The installation, titled Exchange, was open from May 8th-June 7th 2019 at Helms Bakery in Culver City, CA. Exchange is a forward-thinking take on the traditional gallery setting....
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Small Talks LA: Chinatown

May 4, 2019 in
PART 1: INNOVATION CHALLENGE - REIMAGINE. REUSE. RECLAIM.   Saturday May 4th - Los Angeles State Historic Park - Chinatown, Los Angeles CA “If a community articulated what it stood for, what it believed in, what is aspired to be – as a city, as a neighborhood – would it have a better chance...
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RE: Starter Home

January 9, 2019 in
Designing in Color submitted a proposal to the 2017/2018 Los Angeles County Arts Commission YES to ADU Competition and were named Finalists for their proposal titled RE: Starter Home. The RE:Starter HOME appropriates the post-WWII “starter home” movement to alleviate the current housing and homeless crisis in Los Angeles through architecture that supports emotional...
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Small Talks LA: Inglewood

July 7, 2018 in
Development. Displacement. Community: A workshop highlighting Inglewood and other evolving communities in LA Saturday July 7th - (fer) studio - Inglewood, CA Hosted in collaboration with the Free School of Architecture, the 2nd installment of the Small Talks series centered around the recent development in Inglewood as a result of the new stadium planned for...
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Small Talks LA: Arts District

Small Talks LA: Arts District

March 4, 2018 in
Streetscape. Diversity. Impact: A Designing in Color Discussion about Cultural Asylums in Los Angeles Spring 2018 - Legato Studios - Arts District, Los Angeles ​ “…Los Angeles, as cities go, is an especially tough nut to crack.” – Christopher Hawthorne, LA Times Hosted by Designing in Color, the kickoff to small talks:LA focused on...
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