MON-A01: Designing for Cultural Identity: Chicago Case Studies

American Society of Landscape Architects


Monday, November 9, 2015
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CST

CM | 1.50

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Underserved communities throughout the country are challenged by a lack of ownership in their neighborhoods. It is essential for designers working in these communities to be able to design within and beyond their own identities. This multi-disciplinary panel will explore the work and challenges of three prominent, Chicago-based multi-cultural designers. Learning Objectives - Explore case studies that reflect cultural identity in the built environment. - Understand complex, multi-disciplinary approaches to designing for specific cultures and communities. - Examine approaches for integrating culture and ethnicity into your professional practice. - Learn design-based methods for solving the sociological challenges facing urban communities.