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Public Program: For Us, By Us – Activating Community Agency
Join the Community Design Collaborative (Philadelphia) and the Center for Architecture (NYC) for a cross-festival event featuring some of the leading voices in community-led design.
Bridging the Design Philadelphia and Archtober festivals, this panel discussion will highlight prominent design nonprofits in each city to reflect on the 50+ year legacy of neighborhood design centers and how they are now more needed and relevant than ever.
Panelists will examine how design can be used as a tool for systems change, forwarding principles of design justice, and cultivating community empowerment and agency. Discussion with the audience will consider community engagement as the standard in all design and planning processes.