Daniels Faculty's Winter Program: Design and the Just Public Realm

Often “the public realm” is defined as publicly owned places and spaces that belong to everyone, but reality finds that these ostensibly inclusive environments tend to be accessible only to a privileged few. In this presentation, Chelina Odbert, the co-founder and CEO of Kounkuey Design Initiative, will explore strategies for making the public realm more public, demonstrating ways that designers, planners and communities can ensure that these shared spaces are as inclusive and accessible as their name suggests.

As Founding Principal and CEO of Kounkuey Design Initiative, Chelina Odbert aims to bring good design to places where it isn’t often found and connect localized design interventions to large-scale policy change. Her work is driven by her belief in the power of community-engaged design to advance racial, environmental and economic equity in neighbourhoods and cities.

This event is part of the Daniels Faculty’s Winter 2024 Public Program.

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When Thu, Feb 8, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Where John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, 1 Spadina Crescent DA170 (Main Hall) Toronto, ON M5S 2J5