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November Design Thinking Breakfast with Michelle Barrett + Chris Daemmrich

11.05.2021 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am

November Design Thinking Breakfast with Michelle Barrett + Chris Daemmrich

11.05.2021 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Emergent Grounds:

Emergent Grounds for Design Education (EGDE) is a collective of interdisciplinary and intergenerational makers and thinkers facilitating the process of cultural reconciliation in the United States through design education and practice.

The demands for feminist, anti-colonial, and anti-racist pedagogy of built environment design schools across the globe indicate an emergent confrontation between the White supremacist settler colonial status quo and those who seek a more just future. Students, alumni, faculty, and administrators have called academic institutions to acknowledgment and action. Yet disciplinary and geographic silos which prevent us from seeing ourselves within a larger, historically rooted movement for design justice. A successful collective response must take a decentralized, networked approach to achieve shared values and aims.

Design education can be a space where the theory and practice, history and the future, and generations of ideas meet. This cogenerated catalogue of ongoing student and alumni organizing for antiracist, anticolonial, feminist education in the built environment design professions allows us to visualize our friends in long-ago times and distant places, to see how our ideas build on each other. We will start by cataloguing demands. We look forward to indexing the intentional changes from their respective institutions.


Michelle Barrett, a Kansas City-based designer, and a 2019 graduate of the Tulane School of Architecture

Chris Daemmrich, a New Orleans-based educator and designer, and a 2017 graduate of the Tulane School of Architecture

About Design Thinking Breakfast

  • These casual events in the Taylor Center’s Design Thinking Breakfast series will be moving to an online format until further notice … and breakfasts will be BYOC – ‘Bring your own coffee’.
  • The goal is to learn from each other. The format will evolve as we learn, together, what might be most valuable (and enjoyable!) to us all. Breakfasts will include both time to mingle and one or two quick activities to foster knowledge-sharing or community-building.

The DT breakfasts are open to all. No DT experience is required.

  • Come with an open heart and mind and prepare to learn and share with others in the local, regional, and international DT community.
  • Please invite anyone who would enjoy both sharing with and learning from other practitioners and educators in the greater New Orleans area, the Gulf South, and connecting with other people in the local, regional and international design thinking community.
  • When: One Friday each month
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: odoucemcdermott@tulane.edu