Berkeley College of Environmental Design: Conversations on Social Justice and Design

Submitted by ashley on Thu, 03/10/2022 - 17:48

​We are pleased to share that Berkeley College of Environmental Design is hosting a ​free day-long symposium entitled, Conversations on Social Justice and Design, ​on Friday, April 1, which will address social justice, ​with a specific focus in universal design. ​This event features an incredible selection of speakers, many of whom are well-known in the design space and our growing IHCD community.

The lineup of speakers includes a keynote talk by Christopher Downey, inaugural Lifchez Professor of Practice in Social Justice, along with the following speakers: 

  • Darren Walker President, Ford Foundation
  • Maddy Burke-Vigeland Principal, Gensler
  • Jeffrey Mansfield Principal, MASS Design Group
  • Elaine Ostroff Co-Founder, Institute for Human Centered Design
  • Valerie Fletcher Executive Director, Institute for Human Centered Design
  • Victor Pineda Chairman, Pineda Fndn/World Enabled
  • Susan Schweik Professor of English, UC Berkeley
  • Carol Christ Chancellor, UC Berkeley

More Event Details

When: Friday, April 1 from 10:00am to 3:00pm PST

Where: 112 Bauer Wurster Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

Accessibility: Live captioning will be provided at this event. If you require additional accommodations or information about campus mobility access features, please contact Jennifer Wang at with as much advance notice as possible."

Reception: There will be a reception following the event at 3pm PST. If you have food sensitivities or restrictions, please email

Registration: Registration for this free event is encouraged using the following Eventbrite link below.

**Please note this event will not be livestreamed, but you can still sign-up for the symposium even if you are unable to attend in person. You will receive a notification when the captioned video is available to view.