EDspaces 2022 EDsession Program & Schedule
Building the Alki Vision: Aligning School Space to District Equity Initiatives
Seattle Public Schools aspires to ensure equity in our educational system by unapologetically addressing the needs of students furthest from educational justice. Charged to see Akli Elementary as a vehicle for actualizing the district's commitment to equity and inclusion, the team recognized the need to transform practices to create a building that actively communicates values and messages of belonging and inclusion. Guided by Amara H. Pérez’s critical race spatial lens, we developed an engagement approach amplifying community voice to uncover the active role space plays reproducing social-educational-environmental inequities that are often invisible, ignored, or under-examined in a design process.
Thursday, November 3
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time
EDspaces Classroom C124
Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions
Learning Objective 1:
Strategize how to center district equity initiatives in a local, school-based engagement processes.
Learning Objective 2:
Identify practices for critical dialogue facilitating a socio-spatial exploration of space.
Learning Objective 3:
Learn how space communicates values and messages of belonging and inclusion.
Learning Objective 4:
Understand how to disrupt and transform design practices to bring the built environment into equity-centered education.
AIA LU, IDCEC
Amara H. Pérez
Seattle Public Schools Capital and Planning