“Landscapes of Hope” features stories of communities through over 200 buildings and places in the Twin Cities where protests occurred following the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. The stories elaborate on how the design of the built environment can pave the way for social and racial justice, equality, freedom, and global citizenship.
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The bottom line is there can no social justice without design justice.
Both the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on communities of color and the global call for racial and social justice reminded us that “We are NOT in this together.” Many of the answers on how to move forward in creating healthy and connected communities in which everyone can thrive, are right in front of our eyes, if we know where to look. “Landscapes of Hope” capture the spirit of community-building that espouses three values:
- Coming together–from federal, state, and local governments to public safety officials, educators, health providers, businesses, faith leaders, city planners, designers, and citizen advocates–to denounce racism, injustice, and marginalization in all forms.
- Eliminating disparities related to health, income, education, death, and incarceration.
- Investing in relationship-building and dialogues.