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Design Futures Forum Keynote: Monica Lewis Patrick with Emily Kutil

June 12, 2021 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Design Futures Forum Keynote: Monica Lewis Patrick with Emily Kutil

Join for the keynote public event hosted as part of the Design Futures Forum featuring Monica Lewis Patrick with Emily Kutil. Using We the People of Detroit’s cross-disciplinary research, Monica Lewis-Patrick and Emily Kutil will discuss dynamics of infrastructure, race, and public health that define the struggle for water justice in Detroit. They will share lessons from our work connecting design, movement organizing, coalition work, public health research, and other collaborative tactics in order to shape a more just and democratic future for water infrastructure at local and national levels.

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Keynote: Who’s Water? Our Water! With with The People of Detroit. 

The Design Futures Forum is a five-day, interdisciplinary forum bringing together student leaders with practitioners and university faculty who represent some of the most important thought leadership in community-driven and engaged design. Students from schools of urban planning and architecture from across the country are brought together for interactive workshops (including topics of power, privilege, and oppression within the context of design and the built environment), as well as engaging activities with experts in the Public Interest Design and the local community where the Forum takes place. Design Futures seeks to empower a network of interdisciplinary student leaders, practitioners, and university faculty to use design as a tool for social equity. Only students associated with institutions that are part of the Design Futures consortium are eligible to attend.