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Essential Reads for Designers Fighting Inequality

September 25, 2017

Fast Company spoke with leading urban designers, architects, professors, and activists working at the intersection of design, ethics, and social justice to assemble a list of reads they consider crucial for any designer wishing to use the profession to fight inequality. The books provide the non-design knowledge necessary for those approaching the underlying systems creating various inequalities — be they environmental crises, economic disparities, or racism — to be able to create better-informed, systems-based design solutions. The list includes reads on big data and the power of statistics, racial segregation and the systems that created and perpetuate it, inclusive and collaborative social innovation, and the intersection of racism, architecture, and the built environment. Click here to see the full list.

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