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Advocacy in Design at Academy of Art University

The Advocacy in Design course at the Academy of Art University teaches students to design architectural projects that promote inclusivity and encourage community engagement.

School: Academy of Art University
Course: Advocacy in Design
Location: San Francisco, USA, and online
Course dates: September 2023 to July 2024
Application deadline: 30 August 2023

In the Advocacy in Design course, our architecture students will learn about the role of architecture in promoting social justice and equity.

The course focuses on the study of diverse communities and how architecture can be used to address their needs and concerns.

Through research, analysis, and design projects, students will develop an understanding of how design can promote inclusivity, accessibility, and sustainability.

They will also learn about the importance of community engagement, advocacy and activism in shaping the built environment.

Students will enjoy the opportunity to create meaningful and impactful designs that positively impact communities.

Applications to this course have now closed.

Top image: by Fang Huizhong.

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