CannonDesign designed the Chicago offices of Echo Global Logistics, whose massive floor area is broken into media and social “zones” connected by interior “streets.” Courtesy Christopher Barrett/CannonDesign

What Inclusive Design Means for Education and Workplace Architecture

At a Chicago Think Tank panel, experts explored power asymmetries, racial dynamics, mental health considerations, and other oft-neglected challenges Zach Mortice Designing for inclusive workplaces and education spaces is a subversive act. That was the gist of a recent Metropolis...
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Architecture can counteract fake news says British-Ghanian David Adjaye

David Adjaye says museums should be sites of resistance against those “propagating fictions” about climate change, civil rights or the holocaust. India Block David Adjaye says museums, monuments and memorials should be sites of resistance against those...
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Mexican architect Michel Rojkind chaired the Dezeen Awards architecture master jury

“Architecture has the power to give something back to communities” say Dezeen Awards judges

Members of the Dezeen Awards architecture master jury discuss how this year’s entries reveal a spirit of concern for communities and environment. Sebastian Jordahn With one week to go until the Dezeen Awards winners are announced, members of the architecture master jury...
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Combating Obesity with Design, encouraing physical movement.

Blaine Brownell explores unconventional design interventions that are used to encourage physical movement. By Blaine Brownell A recent report from the nonprofit Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) included the alarming news that nearly 40 percent of American adults are obese. The...
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#MeToo, Gender Bias, and the Leadership Gap in Architecture | Architectural Digest

Is the industry a hotbed of sexism—and if so, can it be changed? Text by Meaghan O’Neill As Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as Supreme Court justice earlier this month, millions of exasperated women across America took to social media and the streets to demonstrate their...
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Van Belkom has proposed an alternative voting system, similar to an à-la-carte menu, where people can select policies from different parties

Design can help to change the system, say speakers at politics talk

Designers can influence politicians by proposing “10,000 little steps” to improve the world, according to speakers at Dezeen’s politics talk. Marcus Fairs Designers can influence politicians by proposing “10,000 little steps” to improve the world, according to...
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How architecture shapes our cities – and our lives

Communities which design their own buildings are more likely to be happy and healthy Lily Bernheimer “We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us,” said Winston Churchill. He was right; our surroundings can make us healthier and less likely to drop litter,...
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John Cary Releases New Book, “Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone”

Published this month, the book features 20 recently built projects, from healthcare to religious spaces. By Sara Johnson In response to client feedback that a single-family model “sounded downright luxurious,” architect Brent Brown, AIA, the founding director of...
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How One Designer Fights Racism With Architecture

By Katharine Schwab Around the United States, cities are removing statues that symbolize the nation’s racist history. But once they fall, what will replace them? How do you convey that history without reflecting it uncritically? That’s a question New Orleans-based designer and...
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Shaping space for civic life: Can better design help engage citizens? – Curbed

A new report looking at design and civic engagement shows the small things really do matter by Patrick Sisson Can better spaces create better citizens? It seems like a tenuous connection at first, but when Joanna Frank, executive director of the Center for Active Design, examines...
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