OUT in FRONT: Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, is a fresh take on a favorite biannual event by the UW Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Council. OUT in FRONT is a showcase for local firms to share innovative and exciting design work with students and the larger professional design community. This year’s event encourages professionals to share work that highlights JEDI principles, practices, or inquiries.
The opening night reception, on Friday, April 28, is open to students, professionals, and the Seattle design community.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with remarks at 6:15 p.m. Light snacks and beverages will be served.
Our goal this year is to celebrate imperfection, ask difficult questions, encourage meaningful dialogue, and co-create more just and equitable design practices. In this spirit, our submission requirements are intentionally broad to capture the wide range of thought and design that considers JEDI principles. Possible board topics include (but are not limited to) accessibility justice in design, design research, community engagement, built design work, speculative design work, visualization practices, non-profit work, post-occupancy studies, pro-bono work, placekeeping practices and land stewardship.
Our community of students, staff, faculty, and professionals is actively asking how we practice landscape architecture through a JEDI lens. Through this exhibit and related events, we hope to share our perspectives in response to these questions, while strengthening our community, and exploring the applications of justice in design practice.
Projects will be exhibited from Friday, April 28 through Monday, May 8.