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In the Equity by Design Bootcamp Series, participants learn how to apply the Equity-Centered Community Design framework to examine the ways they can design more inclusive and equitable outcomes. 

Creative Reaction Lab facilitators will guide participants through highly interactive activities, dialogue, planning, and reflection over the course of a weekend. This public-facing series is geared toward those seeking an introduction and deeper dive into the application of Equity-Centered Community Design framework within current-state industries, including but not limited to: health and healthcare, education, media, and government and public service.

Please note that participation in this series does not indicate certification to formally train others in ECCD and is instead intended to support participants in cultivating this mindset and practice in themselves and others in their communities. If you are interested in certification, please keep an eye out for further engagement opportunities coming later this year!

New York
June 7-9, 2019


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  • Define key terms including community, leader, community leader, design, humility, and power, and explore how these core terms relate to equity and community engagement.

  • Collaboratively explore community assets, beliefs, and values by co-designing ideal communities that integrate multiple perspectives.

  • Analyze the roles that identity and power dynamics play in designing interventions and solutions when addressing systemic inequities.

  • Examine how assumptions, biases, and blind spots shape intervention and solution development when addressing systemic inequities, and discuss how to apply tools and practices within Equity-Centered Community Design to challenge these views.

  • Identify opportunities for growth and develop an action plan for integrating Equity-Centered Community Design into daily practice.


  • Liberation x Design Game

  • Designing [and Re-Designing] the Ideal Community

  • The Table of Collaboration: examining power, values, and expertise

  • The Power Spectrum: examining individual, relational, and institutional power

  • The Paseo Protocol: examining identity, biases, and decision-making impacts

  • Designing the Invitation: inviting diverse stakeholders into decision-making processes