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Design Futures Faculty Convening

Friday, January 17, 2020
9am-4:30pm
Paul Robeson Community Wellness Center
6569 S. Vermont Ave LA CA 90044

The Design Futures Faculty Convening is a one-day workshop for designers, artists, educators, and organizers focused on equitably envisioning, designing, and transforming the built environment.  We will spend the day in community with each other as practitioners to reflect on the field, share tactics, and create collective actions to strengthen our neighborhoods, professional practices, and institutions, into more connected and equitable places.

This year, we will focus on trauma-informed design.  Framing our neighborhoods and design institutions, as places of experienced trauma, we will explore how can we use creative strategies to unearth unconscious patterns of harm and intentionally create new frameworks rooted in shared power and collective healing.

Who should attend?
We use the term “faculty” loosely, as anyone with experience and knowledge in the field either in practice and/or academia. You do not need to be affiliated with a university to attend.

See below for costs and registration. For folx who are unaffiliated with organizations or with a budget of less than $60k, please contact designfuturesforum@gmail.com directly for alternative pricing.

We wish that we could keep this event cost-free for participants, but because we are self-funding this gathering, we hope this can be a collective effort to resource. 

Please contact designfuturesforum@gmail.com directly with any concerns related to costs.

Deadline

Registration is now closed.

Please note only 40 tickets will be available to keep the convening on a small and intimate scale.

Location

Community Services Unlimited will be hosting us at the Paul Robeson Community Wellness Center in South LA

6569 South Vermont Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90044

Facility information

Please note the venue is on the second floor without elevator access. Please notify us of any accessibility issues.  There is one gender neutral single room bathroom adjacent to the meeting space.

Accommodations

Nearby Hotels: please note there is NO formal hotel block for this gathering.

Please use this link as a virtual bulletin board as a virtual bulletin board to post room-shares, hotel inquiries and other lodging related questions. 

Some hotels in the area include:

USC Hotel
3540 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles CA 90007

Omni Hotel Los Angeles
251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

ACE Hotel
929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Miyako Hotel
328 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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