The 13th annual Structures for Inclusion conference (SFI-13) is set for March 23–24 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Part of Public Interest Design Week (March 19-24), the event examines and promotes the role of architects and designers in addressing socioeconomic and environmental challenges. SFI-13 features two days of presentations and discussions—geared toward designers, students, community activists, and nonprofits—about products, places, and processes that have been designed or redesigned for the public good.
The Public Interest Design Institute (PIDI), sponsored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), precedes SFI-13 on March 21-22. Led by Design Corps’ Bryan Bell, the training program shows architects and other design professionals how design can address the challenges that communities face, as well as how to become involved in this emerging practice. Topics include finding new clients, learning about new fee sources and structures, and forging partnerships. Additionally, winners of the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) award will present best practices from their winning public-interest design projects. Participants may earn continuing education credits for attending the event.
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