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ARCH 509 – Foundations of Design Justice


The design professions cannot survive and thrive without immediate change toward an anti-racist model of education and practice.  Foundations of Design Justice is an introductory seminar collaboratively taught by Dark Matter University to provide knowledge and tools for design students, teachers, and workers to move forward together.  Design Justice advances collective liberation by challenging the privilege and power structures that use architecture and design as tools of oppression.  This class introduces students to the practice of Design Justice by building a shared foundation of anti-racist forms of communal knowledge and spatial practices, grounded in lived experiences.


Class Instruction Mode:  Online

Wed  6:00-9:00pm


Bz (Brenda) Zhang


Course Brief

Plan Your Future
Housing, Community, and Economic Development
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Physical Planning and Design
Transportation Planning
Global and Comparative Planning