Online Ideas Exchange: Racial Equity in Design

Environment Design
Community Advocacy
Workforce Education

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.

HOOVER DURANT STREET CORNER LIBRARY  - Design + Built

COMMUNITY PLANNING

OAK!LAB  

​DESIGNS FROM A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE OF CITIZENSHIP- It is deeply 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.  So we decided to make the public our client:

  • Our designs RECONNECT and ACTUALIZE our greatest aspirations for other.  We embrace the local humanity, social conditions and work with these communities in direct participation.
  • The design effort is centered at the intersection of multi-disciplinary investigations and social speculation. We believe in the inter-connectedness of every aspect of life.  Projects vary in scale - the ambiguous urban territory and involvement in the creation of City-wide Planning, to housing and forgotten streetscapes. 
  • PLAN, DESIGN + BUILD. It is physical work geared towards the EMERGENCE of healthier COMMUNITIES. We take energy and desires and re-focus, re-package and sometimes re-direct towards achievable goals. Energy is good. Directed energy makes change

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HOOVER DURANT / BRING BACK OUR LIBRARY  - Partnership Campaign

Part 1

IN-LAW UNITS  - Economics + Sustainable Commuinities

​ INTERSECTIONS - spring 2018

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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 Oakland-based service providers, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders – neighborhoods will increase the likelihood of success through transformative change focused on daily experiences; as well as an independent sustainable future. 

​ HOOVER DURANT STREET CORNER LIBRARY  - Definition + Design

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ASSET RICH / INCOME POOR

A conversation held August 15, 2017