Anti-racist Design Education and Practice with Dark Matter University - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
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.
- Learn how racism and whiteness in the built environment fields impact communities of color and practitioners in the field.
- Learn the concepts of design justice as they connect social justice to design and built environment practices beyond only diversity and inclusion or community engagement practices.
- Learn how to contribute to future dialogues around anti-racism/anti-Black racism education in the profession.
- Learn how to engage and support new efforts catalyzed by the 2020 pandemic and protests such as Dark Matter University and Design as Protest to address racism in landscape architecture education and practice.
Justin Garrett Moore, AICP, NOMA
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Justin Garrett Moore is the program officer for the Humanities in Place program at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. His work focuses on advancing equity, inclusion, and social justice through place-based initiatives and programs, built environments, cultural heritage projects, and commemorative spaces and landscapes. He has extensive experience in architecture, planning, and design—from urban systems, policies, and building projects to grassroots and community-focused planning, design, preservation, public realm, and arts initiatives. In 2021, Moore received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture and was named to the United States Commission of Fine Arts by President Joseph Biden.
Jenn Low, ASLA
Director of Communications
The Urban Studio
Kiki Cooper, Assoc. ASLA
Kiki Cooper, ASLA
Design As Protest
Assistant Professor. Master in Landscape Architecture and Urbanism
IIT. College of Architecture
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