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Speaker

  • Professor Nabeel Hamdi
    Professor Nabeel Hamdi

    Nabeel Hamdi qualified at the Architectural Association in London 1968. He worked for the Greater London Council between 1969 and 1978, where his award-winning housing projects established his reputation in participatory design and planning. From 1981 to 1990 he was Associate Professor of Housing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was awarded a Ford International Career Development Professorship.

    In 1997 Nabeel won the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour for his work on Community Action Planning. He founded the Masters Course in Development Practice at Oxford Brookes University in 1992, which was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2001. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2008. He was ARUP Fellow at the University of Cape Town, Adjunct Professor at the National University of Technology, Trondheim Norway and recently visiting professor at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. He is currently Professor Emeritus at Oxford Brookes University.

    Nabeel has consulted on housing, participatory action planning and upgrading of slums in cities to all major international development agencies, and to charities and NGOs worldwide. He is the author of The Spacemakers Guide to Big Change (Earthscan from Routledge 2014), The Placemakers Guide to Building Community (Earthscan 2010), Small Change (Earthscan, 2004), Housing Without Houses (IT Publications, 1995), co-author of Making Micro Plans (IT Publications 1988) and Action Planning for Cities (John Wiley and Sons, 1997), and editor of the collected volumes Educating for Real (IT Publications 1996) and Urban Futures (IT Publications 2005).

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 19 2022
  • Time: 4:00 am - 8:00 pm

Moderators

Rohini Singh

Rohini Singh is a development practitioner who has experience working in documentation, research, archiving and administration with grassroots and arts-based organisations. She currently works with Community Design Agency, a social design studio in Mumbai, India, as their Outreach and Advocacy Associate. Her educational background is in Economics and Liberal Arts.

Leann Andrews

Leann Andrews is a landscape architect investigating the impact that improving environments in vulnerable communities has on One Health. Her design and research with underserved communities can be found across the United States and Peru. Leann is currently an Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture, co-founder of the design activism non-profit Traction, and associated with the Pacific Rim Community Design Network.

Presenters

Josh PeasleyNaidi Community Hall

Naidi Community Hall

Harry ThorpeNaidi Community Hall

Naidi Community Hall

Harrison MarshallNaidi Community Hall

Naidi Community Hall

Nina PawlickiInfozentrale auf dem Vollgut

Infozentrale auf dem Vollgut

Dr. Nina Pawlicki has been a teaching and research associate at the Technische Universität Berlin since 2013 – previously with the Habitat Unit and since 2017 at the Natural Building Lab. Since 2009, when she participated in CoCoon’s DesignBuild-Studio ‘Praktikumsseminar Mexiko’ as a student, her practice, research and teaching are dedicated to the DesignBuild methodology. As part of an international consortium she co-initiated and co-directed the development of the online platform dbXchange.eu within a research project funded by the European Union from 2013- 2016.
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Lorena BurbanoChamanga Cultural Center

Chamanga Cultural Center

Lorena Burbano is an architect from Quito, Ecuador. Since 2016, she is the co-founder and co-director of Atarraya Taller de Arquitectura, an architecture studio that focuses on accompanying and supporting collective processes of socio-spatial action.

After the completion of the Chamanga Cultural Center in 2018, she was invited to co-teach the design/build studio at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, alongside Prof. Ursula Hartig and Sebastian Oviedo. As a result, the Center for Culture and Ecology in Santa Catarina Quiané was built, as part of a broader community struggle to maintain communal land in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Currently, Lorena is pursuing an advanced masters in Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies at the KU Leuven, Belgium. Through and action-research approach she is investigating prefigurative ways of city-making promoted by feminist collectives in Quito.

Sebastian OviedoChamanga Cultural Center

Chamanga Cultural Center

Sebastián Oviedo is an architect from Quito, Ecuador. His professional and academic interests focus on the plural modes of habitat (re)production that emerge from the practices of collectives, communities and movements in Latin America. Sebastián’s engagement straddles practice, research, activism and teaching. Collaborating with community organizations, public institutions and academic partners is part and parcel of his work with Atarraya, the studio he co-founded in 2016, which has received several international awards and recognitions.

Sebastián holds a post-graduate Master in Human Settlements and is pursuing studies in Urbanism, Landscape and Planning at KU Leuven. He is currently collaborating with Pueblo Kitu Kara on an action-research thesis, investigating the interaction between Indigenous territories and urbanization in the city of Quito.

Option MásChamanga Cultural Center

Chamanga Cultural Center

    EN

Opción Más started as a music initiative in 2009. Over time, the collective expanded to include broader cultural programs including a music and oral tradition school, a community radio station and recording studio, among other activities. Since the opening of the Casa Cultural, their new home since 2019, they have organized and hosted initiatives that range from cultural events to facemask-manufacturing campaigns during the pandemic. They focus on giving children and teenagers outlets for creative expression, while preserving and strengthening Chamanga’s cultural heritage.

    ES

Opción Más empezó como una iniciativa musical en 2009. Con el tiempo, el colectivo se expandió para incluir programas culturales más amplios, incluyendo una escuela de música y tradición oral, una radio comunitaria y estudio de grabación, entre otras actividades. Desde la apertura de la Casa Cultural, su nuevo espacio desde el 2019, han organizado y hospedado actividades que van desde eventos culturales hasta campañas de confección de mascarillas durante la pandemia. Mientras tanto, mantienen su enfoque en generar alternativas de expresión creativa para niños y jóvenes, al mismo tiempo que buscan preservar y fortalecer la herencia cultural de Chamanga.

Sergio PalleroniChamanga Cultural Center

Chamanga Cultural Center

Sergio Palleroni is Professor and Director of the Center for Public Interest Design, Portland State University.As an educator and professional he has been pursuing an understanding of PID pedagogy and practices and their application in the field since the 1980’s.

Ursula HartigChamanga Cultural Center

Chamanga Cultural Center

Ursula Hartig is co-funder of cocoon-studio. Since march 2017 until October 2020 she held a professorship at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. She became a research fellow at the Department of Architecture, TU Berlin in 1997. Since 2001 she has been a project manager and director of TU Berlin‘s DesignBuild Studios. She holds a Master in Architecture (Diplom Ingenieur) from the Technische Universität Berlin. Hartig is Funding Member of the DBXCHANGE NETWORK.

DK Osseo-AsareAgbogbloshie Makers Platform

Agbogbloshie Makers Platform

Yasmine AbbasAgbogbloshie Makers Platform

Agbogbloshie Makers Platform

Scott Moore y MedinaGeorge Hawkins Memorial Treatment Centre Mural

George Hawkins Memorial Treatment Centre Mural

Scott Moore y Medina, AIA AICAE NOMA NCARB PID, is the visionary architect, grant writer, community builder and co-founder of Blue Star Integrative Studio, an Indigenous American (Tribal + Latino) integrated architecture and planning enterprise located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Blue Star Integrative Studio is dedicated to quality design, environmental excellence, and smart community building. In his work, Scott is passionate about creating place-based, common sense solutions centered around community involvement and local empowerment for rural, tribal, and under-resourced communities around the world.

Winnie White Tail MendivilGeorge Hawkins Memorial Treatment Centre Mural

George Hawkins Memorial Treatment Centre Mural

Winnie White Tail-Mendivil, M.Ed., LISAC, is a Cheyenne tribal elder and the Director of the George Hawkins Memorial Treatment Center.Winnie has been in the field of mental/behavioral health field for forty years. She is knowledgeable in her Cheyenne traditions and culture. Her passion is to assist and provide culturally appropriate treatment to Native peoples. She is a Southern Traditional dancer and dances in her Cheyenne buckskin dress made by her elders. She is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.

Gordon YellowmanGeorge Hawkins Memorial Treatment Centre Mural

George Hawkins Memorial Treatment Centre Mural

Gordon Yellowman, Sr., is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. He has extensive knowledge of Cheyenne history, customs, traditions and religious beliefs. Has 20+ years, experience working and administering federal and tribal programs. Gordon has curated 5 exhibitions on various cultural and art topics of Cheyenne and Arapaho cultural arts. He is co-author of numerous exhibition catalogs and scholarly texts, in 2021, Lead-Curator, Imprisoned but Empowered: Cheyenne Warrior Artists at Fort Marion, Cummer Museum, Jacksonville, Florida.

Katelynn PipestemGeorge Hawkins Memorial Treatment Centre Mural

George Hawkins Memorial Treatment Centre Mural

Katelynn Pipestem is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. She also descends from the Osage, Otoe-Missouria, Zia Pueblo, and Potowatomi Tribes. Katelynn obtained her Master of Social Work Degree in May 2021 and has been working as a counselor technician for the George Hawkins Memorial Treatment Center since August 2021. She is focused on helping her people achieve sobriety so that her tribal communities can heal from the inside out.

Shelley Davis RobertsRestore Oakland

Restore Oakland

Tash NguyenRestore Oakland

Restore Oakland

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03/19: Online Conversations

Two online conversation events, on 3 March and 19 March, extend the global community created by the Design for the Common Good Exhibition and Structures for Inclusion Conference. Join with public interest designers, community members, and leaders in the field for a curated dialogue about the exhibited projects and the stories behind them.

On March 19th, a selection of six project teams and communities from the exhibition will reflect in a dialogue between DCG networks, open to all. The Conversations will focus on understanding the stories of community design projects and held online to support team members and communities around the world.

The March 19th Conversations will be held 4:00–8:00pm GMT (12–4pm EST) and feature keynote speaker Nabeel Hamdi.

PROJECTS
Block 1 @ 4:30pm GMT
Block 2 @ 6:15pm GMT

Hourly Schedule

#2 Conversations: 19th March 2022

4:00PM GMT
Welcome, introduction Design for the Common Good, Curry Stone Foundation, Pacific Rim Community Network, Denver exhibition, DCG Website
4:10PM GMT
Thematic keynote from panel-expert Nabeel Hamdi, Oxford Brookes University
Speakers:
Professor Nabeel Hamdi
4:30PM GMT
Block 1: project presentations + Q&As (3 x 15 min)
5 min project presentation from user/community as recorded film (3 min) | 5 min project presentations from professionals | 5 min questions from audience to presenters/community
5:15PM GMT
Thematic discussion with audience
5:55PM GMT
20 min break
chat-function available
6:15PM GMT
Block 2: project presentations + Q&As (3 x 15 min)
5 min project presentation from user/community as recorded film (3 min) | 5 min project presentations from professionals | 5 min questions from audience to presenters/community
7:00PM GMT
Thematic discussion with audience
7:40PM GMT
wrap up
7:55PM GMT
following: open chat/discussion
Professor Nabeel Hamdi
Professor Nabeel Hamdi
Nabeel Hamdi qualified at the Architectural Association in London 1968. He worked for the Greater London Council between 1969 and 1978, where his award-winning housing projects established his reputation in participatory design and planning. From 1981 to 1990 he was Associate Professor of Housing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was awarded a Ford International Career Development Professorship. In 1997 Nabeel won the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour for his work on Community Action Planning. He founded the Masters Course in Development Practice at Oxford Brookes University in 1992, which was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2001. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2008. He was ARUP Fellow at the University of Cape Town, Adjunct Professor at the National University of Technology, Trondheim Norway and recently visiting professor at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. He is currently Professor Emeritus at Oxford Brookes University. Nabeel has consulted on housing, participatory action planning and upgrading of slums in cities to all major international development agencies, and to charities and NGOs worldwide. He is the author of The Spacemakers Guide to Big Change (Earthscan from Routledge 2014), The Placemakers Guide to Building Community (Earthscan 2010), Small Change (Earthscan, 2004), Housing Without Houses (IT Publications, 1995), co-author of Making Micro Plans (IT Publications 1988) and Action Planning for Cities (John Wiley and Sons, 1997), and editor of the collected volumes Educating for Real (IT Publications 1996) and Urban Futures (IT Publications 2005).

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