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Shalini Agrawal + garrett jacobs

Zero Energy and Green Building Consultant, Design AVEnues

Shalini Agrawal is trained as an architect and brings over 20 years of experience in community-engaged practice and pedagogy. She co-director of Pathways to Equity, a design leadership program for social equity, and FIELD Design Network, a forum that builds capacity for underrepresented designers. She is founder of Public Design for Equity and teaches at the intersection of design, architecture and community engagement at California College of the Arts. Shalini is a board member of Association for Community Design and Architects, Designers, Planners for Social Responsibility and is a contributing author to Design for Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity and Public Interest Design Education Guidebook.

Garrett Jacobs is the founding director of the Open Architecture Collaborative and previously led programs and national networks at Code for America and Architecture for Humanity. He has produced creative placemaking and leadership programs in the Bay Area, most recently co-directing the pilot Pathways to Equity Fellowship. He has an M. Arch from Tulane University, was selected as a 2016 Next City Vanguard.


Session: Pathways to Equity: A New Fellowship Program for Community Design Practice and Self Awareness