Applications are Being Accepted for the AIA Design Justice Summit 2018

March 20, 2018

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Design Justice Summit 2018

September 21 – 23, 2018
8:30 am –5:00 pm CST
New Orleans LA


Communities around the world face injustice. It is time to work together to design a solution. Be one of 24 social impact architects, designers, and planners this fall at the AIA Design Justice Summit, where we’ll work together to develop realistic solutions that create innovative, progressive change and achieve design equity in communities of any size.


The Summit will be hosted in New Orleans, a city that transformed itself in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and was recently named by the New York Times as one of 52 places to go in 2018.


  • Develop an understanding of the Design Justice movement model, theories of social change, and how to work alongside community-led efforts for systemic change
  • Examine privilege and racial bias, and how that can impact a designers approach and analysis to their work
  • Increase awareness of structural inequity and how it manifests in design practice, policies, and institutions that deeply impact communities
  • Analyze the extent to which the environment designers are working within promote equity and engage in Design Justice work
  • Discuss Design Justice opportunities and challenges taking place at the national and local levels
  • Understand how to facilitate a Design Justice framework into current efforts and orient work toward creating justice

Apply Here


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