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Critical Design

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Critical Design is a generative space for cross-disciplinary exploration of critical social theory and place-making design. We engage UW community members in the humanities, social sciences, and built environments schools in both the thinking and doing of place-making and center social equity and power relations in our approach.

Our activities include guided reading and discussions on key writings in spatial justice theory; retrospective critiques of design studios and theses projects by an interdisciplinary group of students and professors; and guest speakers by social justice and design activists who are applying spatial justice theory in the real world.

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Primary Contacts

Lynda Turet (Geography)

James Thompson (Built Environments)

Susmita Rishi (Urban Design and Planning)

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