Decolonizing Design Research: Scholarship, Application, Activism & Assessment
This session explores using research to create spaces and places that are anti-racist and just. This session will include discussion of key background concepts to frame the topic, specific examples of projects and tools used to advance anti-racist practices, and breakout room discussions to help participants find applications and connections to this approach. This session will provide a space for attendees to learn ways to mitigate bias in design research methods and learn about less familiar methods used in other disciplines and cultures.
Housing & Community Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1- Describe how multiple models of scholarship, participation, activism and assessment can be applied and theorized, and how these connect to decolonizing research. 2- Make connections between existing cultural inequalities and how they manifest in research design and value for some information over other information. 3- Develop and deploy strategies for doing research that gives power to multiple stakeholders. 4- Examine case studies to see how these strategies can be applied in both private practice and public works.
Environmental Design Research Association
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