Educational Event

Madison College Lecture Series: Design Justice - Displacing Supremacy


AIA SW WI, Madison College Architecture Program

Exploring the organizing, advocacy, and justice work tied to racial, social and cultural equity throughout the United States, Design Justice advocates for the dismantling of privilege and power structures that use architecture and planning to create systems of injustice throughout the built environment. Like all institutions, design imposes its power through policies, procedures and practice and is subject to its own inherited biases. The lasting permanence of our professional decisions, requires us to pay particular attention to the injustices that result from our work and to seek design justice wherever possible. Architecture has the power to speak the language of the people it serves.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the history of spaces throughout the country which were created with inclusiveness as a primary goal.
  • Discover how a national initiative was created to encourage architectural practitioners to practice social justice.
  • Become aware of how to identify spaces and places within their communities which are non-inclusive.
  • Learn best practices for advocating and lobbying through professional organizations with the mission to create equitable and inclusive spaces.


Lunch is included. Registration is required.


Bryan Lee, Assoc. AIA, Founder/Director, Colloqate Design


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