Urban Commons Lab

What if Not Us?

Participatory Design and Its Radical Approaches: “Rarely documented and not yet comprehensively researched, the participatory design movement—a socially engaged architecture and planning practice that cultivates citizen involvement and empowerment—began in the 1960s and grew out of a common concern to democratize design by actively involving all stakeholders.” Where If Not Us? Participatory Design and Its Radical Approaches is “an exhibition of visual research by architect Mathias Heyden and artist Ines Schaber. Focusing on the work of seven U.S.-based community design architects and planners and their projects, the exhibition presents the findings of a multi-year research project funded by the Graham Foundation.” [Link] (Source: Graham Foundation)

Graham Foundation (June 27 to August 24, 2013). Curators/ Mathias Heyden & Ines Schaber. Protagonists/ Graham Adams, Roberta Feldman, Landon Bone Baker Architects, David Perkes, Michael Rios, Henry Sanoff, Ron Shiffman. Additional Participants/ Roger Borgenicht, Brandy Brooks, Monica Chadha, Kathy Dorgan, Daniel J. Glenn, Sharon Haar, Sally W. Harrison, Jeffrey Hou, Alan J. Plattus.