As part of the 2016 Design Matters Conference, Gretchen Rabinkin from the Boston Society of Architects & BSA Foundation spoke about effective community engagement at the neighborhood scale to address rising sea levels.
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As the opening address of the 2016 Design Matters Conference, Manny Diaz, Former Mayor of Miami (2001 – 2009) spoke about how his innovative approaches to urban planning, sustainability, infrastructure investment and arts and culture transformed Miami. Read the full text of his speech at the link.
As part of the 2016 Design Matters Conference, Rebecca Bailey discussed how Historic Environment Scotland is using community-led heritage projects to empower groups and establish sustainable networks for collaboration in the future.
As part of the 2016 Design Matters Conference, Tanya Lindkvist provided an update on plans for the Danish Architecture Center's new home.
As part of the 2016 Design Matters Conference, Gabrielle Lyon presented about the Chicago Architecture Foundation's new graphic novel version of the Wacker Manual.
As part of the 2016 Design Matters Conference, Adrian Fine from the Los Angeles Conservancy described his organization's new initiative to tell the story of LGBTQ heritage sites in the city.
The conference proceedings from ‘LearnXDesign2015’ are a comprehensive volume of topics across themed design pedagogy and research. The papers delivered at the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, co-organized by DRS, CUMULUS, and DESIGN-ED, are the focus of these volumes.
This resource is about increasing diversity in the field of architecture. It provides data on the numbers of African Americans and Hispanics in professional architectural practice, as well as an examination of K-12 architecture education, popular media, and other feeders into collegiate schools of architecture. The report seeks to better understand the potential barriers that may limit an individual of color from accessing, pursuing, and succeeding in the architecture profession and the academy.
As part of the 2015 Design Matters Conference, Polly Carpenter from BSA Foundation detailed how her organization followed the Benevon fundraising model to insert predictable donor cultivation and institutional storytelling initiatives into its work. This presentation provides solid grounding in the fundamental concepts of donor culitvation - useful knowledge for those new to nonprofit management, or for young organizations looking for inspiration to better manage their annual fundraising calendar.
As part of the same-title session at the 2015 Design Matters Conference, Ed Orlowski, associate professor of architecture at Lawrence Technological University, shared a brief presentation about organizing college and graduate-level students to respond to real-world design challenges posed by local community groups. There is much in Orlowski's approach that echoes the work of traditional K-12 architectural organizations, but, of course, his Activist Architecture and Design Studio course at LTU deals with emerging designers in higher education.