Dissent by Design is a collaborative study of ways designers engage contentious social and political issues.

We ground our work in sociological and architectural studies of social problems and social movements.

Initiated at the University of Colorado Boulder's Program in Environmental Design in 2018, we explore these topics through design, scholarship, and fieldwork.

Follow our projects, thoughts, and fieldwork @dissentxdesign

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who we are.

We're a team of researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder's Program in Environmental Design. Our backgrounds span Architecture, Engineering, and Sociology. We meet weekly, travel to events together, and reflect on our interviews and observations collectively. Though our focuses vary in studying architects, engineers, or planners, we use the same methods and theories and think about dissent in these fields comparatively. 

Black In Design Conference, Harvard GSD, Cambridge, MA 2017


We're always looking to connect. Feel free to get in touch with questions, ideas for interviews, notifications about events, and to share thoughts about the project. 

Follow what we're thinking about and other project updates on Twitter @dissentXdesign or email us at designprofessions@colorado.edu

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