This "transformative design" curriculum works with students to explore the deep, systemic and entangled challenges we face; opportunities and assets identified through participatory action research; and a design process to co-create projects, plans and actions that connect our greatest assets to our most pressing challenges. This curriculum is tailored for students from middle and high school, through grad students, professionals and community stakeholders.
DEEP, SYSTEMIC, ENTANGLED
Stemming from our Undesign the Redline project, this process explores the history of structural inequity and its implications for local places and people: setting a new intentionality as our foundation.
PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH
Students gather data and research, conduct interviews, map assets and history, and uncover context: synthesizing a wealth of information that can inform design solutions.
We draw connections between themes and co-design new projects, models, plans and actions. Exploring precedents and examples that can inform our ideas, we connect to a larger ecosystem of social change.