Join us next Wednesday 2/20: Ginger Daniel

Mark your calendar for our next get together. Come and engage in a thought provoking discussion about Ginger Daniel’s thesis research on:

Designing for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Developing World
When: Wed 2/20, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Gould 110, UW Main Campus
Dinner provided
RSVP: criticaldesignuw@gmail.com

About the topic:
Addressing gender inequality and women’s empowerment has been globally recognized as a breakthrough strategy for addressing all major development goals and as a precondition for overcoming poverty, hunger and disease. While designers (architects, landscape architects, planners, engineers) are frequently moved or called to serve in the developing world, they are not necessarily equipped to see and understand unique challenges due to gender inequality. Without this lens, design interventions may not address these needs and have the potential to further reinforce existing obstacles, discrimination or influences of the built environment. As designers, how do we approach our design process and interventions to attend to these critical gender dynamics and development opportunities?

Ginger Daniel is a third-year Masters of Landscape Architecture student with more than 10 years of professional experience in the gender and development field. She has worked with the Global Fund for Women, the Association for Women in Development, the US Agency for International Development, and served as Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala. She sits on the Board of Architects Without Borders-Seattle.

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