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Designing for the Right to Dwell: Generating a Response to Urban Homelessness in Seattle
Designing for the Right to Dwell: Generating a Response to Urban Homelessness in Seattle
WhenSaturday, May 13, 2017, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Campus locationGould Hall (GLD)
Event typesSpecial Events, Workshops
Event sponsorsUrban@UW
UW Dept. of Landscape Architecture…

Join us on Saturday May 13, 2017, for a one-day symposium centered around the topic of urban homelessness, hosted by student-led group Design Justice Seattle.

What are the missing links that designers need to address when engaging with place-making, affordability, and social justice? How can we challenge stigmas and assumptions about homelessness? What actions could be effective and what could be detrimental? At what scales, in which locations, and on whose timeline?

A morning panel will include voices from people who have experienced or are experiencing homelessness, and professionals in architecture, housing development, public health, sociology, and urban planning. An afternoon charrette will serve as a platform for those interested in shaping the conversation to develop questions, challenge stigmas, and formulate responses that inform designers of the urban built environment. The deliverable, in the form of developing a framework for a design competition on urban homelessness, will work to carry this conversation forward as a living collection of questions and considerations intent on better informing the process of equitable design.

Our aim is to close the gap between existing knowledge and our city's future urban dynamics. We believe that better practice will result from a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach that strengthens the link between scholarship, research, and professional experience. Please join us for a day of crafting an integrated body of ideas that aims to shape Seattle's evolution into a more livable city.

Please RSVP by Monday, May 9 if you are interested in attending the event.…

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