Diverse Design is a student group dedicated to enriching the diversity of perspectives of potential and practicing designers here at Penn and outside our internal community. We seek to engage Penn Design, Penn’s Campus and the greater Philadelphia Community to encourage new perspectives to grow within the field to combat the inequalities that still exist within our profession and consequently the built environments around the world.
Last week at my job a white man in a suit walked into our building asking for someone whose name we did not know but worked for our landlord. While my coworker and I looked perplexed, someone appeared outside our building waving at the man to come outside.
PennPraxis tackles designing a more equitable Philadelphia
Posted: March 7, 2016
On February 22, 2016, PennPraxis, together with the Penn Institute for Urban Research (PennIUR) hosted a workshop in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s (PMA) exhibit featuring the work of Bruce Mau, entitled Work on What you Love.
On Sunday, November 1, the PennDesign student organization DiverseDesign hosts its tenth annual Demystifying Design Professions: Prospectives on Diversity program in conjunction with PennDesign’s November 2 Fall Open House.
As designers and artists we are concerned with space and as humans we are concerned with justice. We call into question our roles within the current social dynamics in the urban context that have led to the massive demonstrations of protest against police brutality that have resulted in legacies of racism, Jim Crow, and damaging consequences of exclusionary urban design practices.
Justice + Space was a roundtable discussion in response to the highly publicized instances of police brutality in 2014-2015 that brought racial tensions in America to the forefront and asked people to critically engage in questions of whether Black Lives mattered in America, if not then why?