a r c h i t e c t u r e
A conversation held August 15, 2017
Online Ideas Exchange: Racial Equity in Design
Big advances in society have always been powered by people. We believe that by applying the lessons and tools from the private sector – and building a similar ecosystem of City of Oakland service providers, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders – the City of Oakland can increase the likelihood of success for civic ventures and create transformative change in how the City of Oakland operates internally, as well as externally with our communities.
The City Hall Civic Incubator will be dedicated to providing resources, education and professional development to City staff.
This is a space for people to build their skills. This is a space where we share knowledge, lend a hand, and give feedback. Our goal is to foster a sustainable collaborative work environment right here in City Hall.
OAKLAND CITY HALL - CIVIC INCUBATOR
THE CITY BUDGET PROCESS
Often, Communities sense they are acted upon rather than collaborated with. Being a participatory population, architects can augment community voice by articulating their desires through reports and diagrams - community planning services.
JLID - ADAPTIVE SPACE REHAB
ASSET RICH / INCOME POOR
IN-LAW UNITS - Economics + Sustainable Commuinities
INTERSECTIONS - FALL 2017
It is really concerning to see the state of some neighborhoods in Oakland. These communities reflect social and political decisions throughout history and, consequently, but particularly in the poorer communities. The enduring inequities are undeniable. However, design has the power to RECONNECT PEOPLE and ACTUALIZE our greatest aspirations..
Oak!LAB's focus is Oakland - Deep East Oakland and the San Pablo districts in the West. Embracing existing humanity, social conditions and working with these communities in direct participation; projects vary in scale - the urban territory, neighborhoods, individual buildings and forgotten spaces.
OAK!LAB is architecture that empowers, enables and makes humanity visible. Oak!LAB is the intersection of multi-disciplinary investigations and social speculation. Oak!LAB is physical work geared towards the EMERGENCE of healthier COMMUNITIES.