Design for Social Justice

Architecture for Social Justice Awards Program: Partnerships in Teaching

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts This link will open a new browser window.

The inaugural Architecture for Social Justice Awards Program: Partnerships in Teaching invites applications from faculty who will be teaching a design studio during the 2003-2004 academic year, in any NAAB-accredited undergraduate or graduate architecture degree program. The intent is to recognize and support faculty who are leading studios that address human equity for both students as well as those who inhabit or experience the built environment. The awards program will document the creative ways that faculty are engaged in teaching architecture as a socially embedded discipline and practice and fostering an atmosphere of collaboration and respect in their classrooms.

The Partnerships in Teaching provide a $1,000 stipend, participation in a virtual network, access to local, national and international resources, opportunities for students to share their process and products on the web, and publication in a report

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Design for Social Justice: Partnerships in Recruiting Students with Disabilities

The intent of the three

demonstration projects in post-secondary schools was to support the recruitment of people with disabilities into careers in design. Prior Architecture for Social Justice Projects have focused on Schools of Architecture. These new projects invited a wider audience that included other design professions as well as architecture. They could include landscape, interiors, industrial design, graphic design, web design, textile design, information design, CAD, drafting, etc. The projects focused on one or more of the following goals:

  • Teach people with disabilities about careers in design.
  • Recruit students with disabilities into post-secondary design education programs.
  • Develop professional interaction and understanding among design professors, disability services staff, career counselors, vocational rehab counselors and high school guidance counselors.