EDspaces 2022 EDsession Program & Schedule


Redesigning the Process: Transforming Facilities and Culture with an Equity-based Approach

  • Description: Traditional community engagement processes to transform school districts often reproduce the very inequities we seek to solve. By examining case studies and reviewing real-world implementation of critical race-spatial praxis and Liberatory Design principles, learn how BRIC Architecture and two local school districts co-created a community engagement approach which resulted in a rich tapestry of conversations, stories, relationships, and trust. Applied to planning and design, Critical Race Spatial Theory offers an innovative approach to amplify the voices of communities of color, examine how educational settings act to reproduce inequity, and identify institutional planning strategies that promote racial equity and social justice.
  • Date:Wednesday, November 2
  • Time:1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time
  • Location:EDspaces Classroom D135
  • Track:Community Engagement/Equity
  • Audience:Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions
  • Learning Objective 1:Identify ways to shape the inquiry phases of projects to improve the physical, emotional, and cultural wellbeing of building occupants.
  • Learning Objective 2:Develop a toolkit of approaches to enable equitable access to design and planning conversations for communities of color.
  • Learning Objective 3:Break down planning / design practice elements that reproduce inequity and promote continued systems of oppression in the built environment.
  • Learning Objective 4:Apply case studies to create equitable design and planning practices to disrupt traditional racist design processes.
Karina Ruiz
BRIC Architecture
Joe Morelock
Woodburn School District
Anne Erwin
Beaverton High School