Katie Mays CD MFA Practicum Spring 2013

Temporary Urban Spaces: Experimentation Towards Social Change

Design is any process of creative problem solving that employs decision making process. To understand the relationship between design and social justice is to look at what design does, as a tool to effect a specific purpose, while integrating an intention of social justice.

What are the needs of people that are not currently being met and how can something temporary within a city provide a space for solution? In this paper, I describe projects that address homelessness by creating temporary urban solutions, exploiting the leverage point of time. Through Right 2 Dream Too, Parklets, and Camps, we see the potential of temporary spaces in demonstrating a concept. A latent need, addressed through a temporary solution, has the potential to shift opinion, understanding and attitudes.

“Citizenry” is designed to foster deeper conversation about the role of the individual in their environment.

Alicia Navarrette MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jake Mcintire MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jessica Stein MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jessica Riehl MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Olivia Guethling CD MFA Practicum 2015

Crystal Rome MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Emilie Skytta MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Peter Tichnell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Jacob Richardson MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Katie Mays CD MFA Practicum Spring 2013

Emma Conley CD MFA Practicum Spring 2013

Shannon Paine MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Melody Rowell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Luke Zimmerman MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Matthew McCasland MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Asa Wright MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Colin Cheong MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Celina Coppetti Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Joel Newman Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Michelle Vorce Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Amanda Schurr Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Kailey Fry MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Alicia DeMellier MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2018

Katherine Mitchell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2018

Ophir El-Boher MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2019