SmithGroup at SXSW EDU 2021

Join SmithGroup at the SXSW EDU Online Conference on March 11, 2021. Register through the conference website and connect with our thought leaders at the workshop highlighted below. 


Thursday, March 11 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CT | Your Computer
CampusForward: Inclusive Campus Design Workshop
With David Johnson
In order to create truly inclusive space, we must acknowledge that we each experience space differently. Few designers have made attempts to confront negative cultural messaging in the built environment. SmithGroup’s CampusForward research initiative uncovered the importance of acknowledging the convergence of space and justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Critical Race Theory provides a lens for exploring and dismantling these expressions of socioeconomic power. Workshop participants will build on applied student research from Portland Community College to explore the socio-spatial attributes of an inclusive campus.

Presenters include David Johnson, Amara H. Pérez and Christina Avila.