During the Summer of 2020, six teams of students and faculty mentors worked with six community partners to investigate design’s transformative role in a post-covid urban context. Project outcomes were broad and varied, ranging from videos to online art galleries to on-site solutions for safe occupation of space.
The Summer concluded with a public conversation between community partners, students and mentors. Discussions were broken into 3 loosely structured topical categories: Spinning Stories, Crossing Lines & Playing it Safe.
Public Design Corps Gallery Show, Hosted by Anya Sirota
Professional Confessionals invited Taubman College faculty with experience in the area of public design to discuss work and critical thinking around issues of public interest design and community engagement; the partners, the successes and challenges and the outcomes.
Moderated by Sharon Haar, faculty speakers included Anya Sirota, Cyrus Peñarroyo, Marc Norman, Ana Paula Pimentel Walker & María Arquero de Alarcón.
Sharon Haar w/ Anya Sirota
Sharon Haar w/ Cyrus Peñarroyo