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Information Session: Community + Collaborative Design

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Header image courtesy Anda French AIA and Jenny French of French2D.

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Community + Collaborative Design (C+CD) projects at the Boston Society for Architecture recognize that the design of the built environment benefits from collaborative processes that celebrate a multitude of voices. In linking community partners to spatial designers, C+CD projects seek to create new partnerships and alliances, building coalitions in the pursuit of transformative change, and transforming our experiences of the built environment. C + CD projects aim to bring good design to broader audiences, to help community partners envision and create new places, and to amplify the knowledge, expertise, and narratives embedded in each of Boston’s vibrant neighborhoods.

Please join an information session with BSA Community Design Director, Ben Peterson, to learn more about this new program, how it can impact the local community, and how to get involved.

Read more about the ways to get involved as a designer or as a community partner below.

How to get involved.

Call for Projects and Partners

Deadline: Friday, June 18, 2021

People know their neighborhoods, their needs, their assets, their histories. People might not always know that spatial designers can help address these needs, assets, and histories of place. Community and Collaborative Design projects hope to cultivate new partnerships with neighborhood advocates, community associations, and mission-driven organizations who may be interested in exploring how design might be a resource. Could your organization or neighborhood benefit from the knowledge of designers? Tell us how we might connect you to design resources to help support your goals.

Call for Designers and Design Teams

Deadline: Friday, May 14, 2021

Community and Collaborative Design projects at the BSA hope to build relationships as much as they build the environments in which we live, work, and play. Design that encourages the stewardship of places, that confronts injustice, and that fosters joy requires new, collaborative models for action. Are you a designer, a design team, or a professional from another discipline hoping to exchange knowledge and explore new models of collaborative design practice? Design benefits from a variety of perspectives and expertise and we welcome all who have an interest in shaping new ways of shaping the built environment. Tell us how you’d like to get involved.