Architecture shapes how we live and come together. Amidst a pandemic and protests around the world, architects and designers are speaking out to condemn injustice and build space for empathy and understanding. In listening, they are looking to how we live together, and in turn, how we can create a more equitable and just world. Design is directly tied to society, our past, and how we envision our future. In a time of dramatic change, from natural catastrophes and the climate crisis to a global pandemic and social unrest, there have been many examples of architects and designers making spaces for social impact. These projects and ideas illustrate how architects, builders and communities are bringing contextual designs to life. The following projects and articles examine conditions of crisis, injustice and inequity, and what role design can play in shaping shared experience.
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