King County’s Equity and Social Justice Report

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What is King County’s plan for dealing with issues of equity and social justice?” then you’ve stumbled upon the right place. This short video sums up some of the County’s findings from their first ever equity and social justice report, published this past August:

The full report in pdf is available here. It’s worth at least a glance, since it’s a mere 30 pages.

Also, here is a link to some demographic maps and other resources put together for the report by the County.

Being that we are the Critical Design group, it would seem that it is not just the information itself that is significant here, but its presentation and representation: how is this information being politicized? how can it be used most effectively and sensitively? by whom/ for whom? what role does/should design play in addressing the results of the report?

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