Design is multifaceted and limitless. Our general scope of knowledge about design is less ubiquitous and often places constraints on the directions it can lead to. This month, I got the pleasure of chatting with Hebatuallah Hendawy, an Innovation Consultant at Open Architecture Collaborative Middle East. We set up a…

In 2020, we started off with our venture of conducting virtual sessions to educate designers, architects and practitioners about designing for social impact and inclusive participation of the community in the design process. We were fortunate and privileged enough to host our second session of this series, “From FOR people…

Participatory planning and design create the palette of a complete picture of the community. It requires equal contribution from the designer and the people the design is created for. The Active Neighbourhoods Canada centre, the innovative pan-Canadian partnership between the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre, The Centre for Active Transportation and…

“What is community engaged design during-and after-COVID”, presented by the Centre for Urban Pedagogy (Image source: https://vimeo.com/445332625)

The Centre for Urban Pedagogy is a non-profit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement particularly among underrepresented communities. They hosted an event on July 22, 2020 with the theme “What is community engaged design during and after COVID-19”, where leaders in the…

Event poster for Co-Creating Places for Social Impact Webinar, presented by OACC and Architectonic

On October 29th, OACC team-mates, Afsanneh Tafazzoli, Lisimar Campero, Marveh Farhoodi and Negar Hashemi co-hosted a webinar together with Architectonic, themed as : “Co-Creating Places for Social Impact”.

The poster for the event shows one of the most renowned architects in the world, Le Corbusier’s eyes focused on his planned…

(Image source: OCAP)

How many times have we expressed disappointment over the unused spaces, and lack of community services and facilities available within a neighbourhood of our residence?

Or,

How many times have we searched unsuccessfully through rental websites looking for a good-sized home that fits within our budget?

With the housing and…

(Image source: The Star ft OACC Volunteers Mona Dai and Lisimar Campero)

The deadly housing crisis has overtaken the most educated and privileged by stripping off their fundamental rights to reside in a place of one’s choice. The soft underbelly of Toronto comprises of homelessness that has ignited itself like never before in today’s times. Walking in the streets of downtown in…

The barricade caused by the widespread Coronavirus pushed the world to refrain from the older normalities of living and working and make way to the “new normal”. Sustainability has become the new luxury. Systems are being called upon to reform themselves encouraging more equitable livelihoods. The differences between ‘traditional’ and…

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