Mapping is the process of creating spatial —usually geographic — representations of data. We all know what maps are, and we often make our own informal maps. Mapping and map-making can be a value tool for discovery and documentation.
In partnership with The Pride School Atlanta, this course explores advocacy through the design of space at three scales of architecture (in this case, as the design of building): interior space, the building, and the landscape. Can architects re-imagine the future of educational spaces and social equity by placing attention to the bidirectional relationships of space and behavior within the context of gender equality and human rights? Can advocacy become a mainstream practice, a political voice, for architects?
This course will lead students to understanding that creating a diverse, inclusive environment requires respectful, thoughtful and intentional efforts of everyone on campus. As we all work together to foster a safe, inclusive, and just community, everyone will benefit, and Georgia Tech Excel is uniquely positioned to join in and to lead in valuing and creating diversity.
My course encourages students to think about how they might study or design technologies with a focus on UN Sustainable Development Goals objectives, paying special attention to the needs of underserved, under-resourced, and under-represented communities across the world.