Thu, Sep 19|
Rush Rhees Library
CDCR & U of R Lecture: Design Justice: Power + Place
The CDCR is pleased to share that we have been working collaboratively with UofR Professor Joan Rubin to bring New Orleans-based architect Bryan Lee, Jr. to Rochester later this month! Explore "Design Justice: Power + Place" on September 19! Free and open to the public.
Time & Location
Sep 19, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Rush Rhees Library, 755 Library Rd, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
About the Event
Our values are validated through the spaces and places we design and subsequently build. Power + Place explores the privilege and power structures that have defined injustice in the built environment from America's inception. We will look at the history of the design justice movement and how the theory of practice continually advocates for the dismantling of power ecosystems that use architecture and design to create injustice throughout the built environment.
Like all institutions, Design imposes its power through policies, procedures, and practice and is subject to its own inherited biases. The lasting permanence of our professional decisions requires us to pay particular attention to the injustices that result from our work and to seek Design Justice wherever possible. Architecture has the power to speak to the language of the people it serves, we as designers, are at our best when we are willing to serve the people without power.
Part of the Humanities Center's "Communities" series.