April 2019 DEI SPOTLIGHT
Name: Dawn Gilpin
Preferred Pronoun: She/Her/Hers
Affiliation/Title: Lecturer in Architecture
Home Countries: United States
Gender Identity: Female
Favorite food: Mushrooms
Favorite book and why: Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene by Donna Haraway who uses storytelling to enable one to imagine survival on earth, given ecological devastation due to human occupation.
DEI Contribution/Highlight: As described by a student: Dawn actively encourages students of all identities to bring all that they can contribute to the table, mentors past students, and everything she does is to better a student's education. She goes above and beyond what is expected of an educator to be inclusive and to teach others how to be socially engaged designers.
Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? The world isn’t sustainable with a singular vision of how to be - our work as designers is to make worlds, literally and otherwise, that enable the highest quality of life for all humans and non-humans.