CoDesigning Cities

Universidad de los Andes / Arizona State University / Al-Quds Bard College

The CoDesigning Cities project is concerned with questions of access to public and urban services in so-called marginalized and
migrant (national and trans-national) communities. 

Together, we asked what role design as a discipline across the social, spatial, and political domain may take in addressing inequalities.

We explored how to provide or improve access to urban services to different community groups and migrant populations at the scale of the neighbourhood and the public park. Restricted access to services, limitations for civic engagement, spatial exclusion, cultural segregation, and stigmatization permeate the reality of the two sites we engage and codesign with.

The CoDesigning Cities project is organized in between the Department of Design at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, the Design School at Arizona State University, Phoenix, US, and the Urban Studies and Spatial Practices Program at Al-Quds Bard College, Palestine. This project is supported by a grant from the Open Society University Network.