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University of Washington Design Justice Workshops

June 4, 2024 in
The University of Washington College of the Built Environment invited Designing in Color to facilitate conversations between students, faculty, and staff. DCo was called in to give the College the metrics for change and equitable practices needed to craft a culture of inclusivity in response to a moment of tension on campus earlier in...
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Stanford University Project Managers Workshops

June 4, 2024 in
Designing in Color developed inclusive community programming through three workshop sessions with Stanford University project directors. Rubrics For Inclusion (RFIs) were implemented to organize our collective thoughts for the best outcomes of design. The workshops helped the design teams share information about current project processes with the DCo workshop team. The questions began to...
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Black Skin & Sacred Spaces

May 9, 2020 in
Black Skin & Sacred Spaces: An Afrofuturist Exploration of Urban Revitalization A truly afrofuturist world is one built on an influential past. This past does not need to be eurocentric, but rather revels in its afrofuturist standards and precedent. Its venerated sculptures, arts, and buildings are now steeped in African culture. The Empire State...
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For Us, By Us

May 9, 2020 in
NOMA National Conference - Chicago For decades, architectural history has been contextualized using European discourse. The result of this rhetoric has robbed African-American communities of the rich history our best visionaries sought out to build. Black architects have not been acknowledged as visionaries of the profession in the same league as masters like Le...
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Voices: Empathetic Responsibility

June 5, 2019 in
Each Designing in Color workshop thrives off the energy of its participants. They are the ones that drive our efforts, that inspire our work, that motivate us to new heights. "Voices: Empathetic Responsibility," began in a somber mood, as a member of the team rallied after receiving tragic news that very morning. The students...
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Black en Vogue

May 9, 2018 in
Tuskegee University welcomed Designing in Color with open arms, riveting conversation, and profound thoughts. Students attended "Black en Vogue" with the kind of enthusiasm DCo organizers thrive upon. "Black en Vogue" sought to elaborate on some of the thoughts started with the previous talk at the NOMA Chicago Conference, "For Us, By Us". It combined...
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