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JADE-PHL Classroom in a City 1st Annual Symposium
Center for Architecture + Design
Thursday 19 May 2022
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Objective: Co-design the Citywide Design Studio. (See below for details)
Schedule: May 19th, 2002 8:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: Center for Architecture and Design
We, the members of JADE-PHL, along with many design educators, generally share a common belief or perception that community engaged design studios offer a wealth of benefits for our students, most importantly in widening the conversation about bias and differences in race, gender and class. There is no doubt that students often gain valuable insights and inspirations from community members that allow for growing their perceptions of what architecture can be in a diverse world.
Given that more and more professors are moving to a community engaged model, a deeper, more reflective look may reveal some less than desirable outcomes of the experiences. For example, are some design studios reinforcing race, gender, and class differences? Are professors prepared to handle difficult and/or uncomfortable discussions and experiences that may arise from community interactions? What training and experience do professors have that might help or hurt the situation?