In this session, designers with Dark Matter University will share their experiences and efforts to explore ideas and actions for how design and landscape architecture institutions and practices can better acknowledge and address racism in the profession, education, and practice.
The study and amplification of cultural landscapes offer practitioners and students new opportunities to understand the impact of uncovering historic landscapes and landscape strategies to reflect multi-cultural stories and histories that promote more inclusive and creative placemaking.
Bringing to bear the resilience of a culturally phenomenal people , these socially conscious landscape practitioners expand the utility of our profession to impact some of the most vulnerable communities in the USA and abroad. They share experiences of success to forge collective transformations in communities they serve.
This panel introduces leading voices who employ design activism in their work within black and immigrant communities in the United States. Participants will learn about how community design processes can be employed to celebrate the outstanding historical and cultural contribution of black and immigrant communities.