Director Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota
How do we meaningfully engage communities in co-creating inclusive open space systems? This session explores a new toolkit (with Minneapolis as the pilot) that uses oral histories, geospatial data, and community partners to examine the complex layers of migration, displacement, and community culture that has evolved in our cities.
Utilize a toolkit of geo-tagged oral histories and deepened community connections as a new lens for planning processes.
Articulate how past and present policies have helped create and facilitate segregation, inequity, and mistrust .
Examine community engagement processes to identify opportunities to bring community stakeholders into the process earlier. Reimagine community engagement as a top-down driving force shaping our master plans and design briefs.
Define a methodology for qualitative data collection and community healing through engagement, informed by lessons learned from our Minneapolis pilot project.