Meyerson Hall, Lower Gallery 210 S 34th St Philadelphia, PA 19104
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.
We have the power and responsibility to actively and critically confront social injustice, both in Philadelphia and globally, as the design community at the University of Pennsylvania.
We provoke designers and artists to be catalysts of change and intend to carry this conversation into the design community at large continuing a dialogue begun at Columbia's GSAPP, and bringing the conversation to an intended conference in the fall.
We believe that a discussion between designers, artists, scholars, and practitioners in other fields will be productive and enable us to formulate plans for positive action.