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A conversation held August 15, 2017

Online Ideas Exchange: Racial Equity in Design

Public Space Transformation
Interactive Furniture
Community Change

OUTCOMES
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 ofOakland service providers, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders – the City can increase the likelihood of success and create transformative change in how the it operates internally, as well as externally with our communities.

THE SPACE
The City Hall Civic Incubator
 is a space to share knowledge.  The goal is to foster a sustainable collaborative work environment right here in City Hall.

OAKLAND CITY HALL - CIVIC INCUBATOR

AUDIO     SLIDES

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.

COMMUNITY PLANNING

IMPACTDESIGNHUB

JLID - ADAPTIVE SPACE REHAB

ASSET RICH / INCOME POOR

Part 1

CAMFED INTERNATIONAL

IN-LAW UNITS  - Economics + Sustainable Commuinities

OAK!LAB  

​ 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 the impact is most apparent 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 healthierCOMMUNITIES.