Celebrating Austin Design Festival’s theme of “Make Space,” this event targets the question: What spaces can we cultivate to learn, grow, and center ourselves in equity as we continue to expand as a city, design industry, and community?
There’s always a first time for solving a problem, the first moment you make something you’ve never made before. The key to successfully solving any problem is knowing how to think inclusively about different ways to solve it — and from there, anything is possible. In “No Right to Make This,” we will explore what it means to design inclusively to engage and surprise the Austin Community. For the Drake Bridge Commons project for The Trail Foundation, the RIOS design team created a tool-kit for community engagement in order to allow the public to express what kind of activities would bring them to this emerging public space at the edge of Lady Bird Lake.
This event is an interactive experience — part talk, part exhibition, and part VR experience. The design team will share the methods used to create an inclusive and vibrant environment using a casual and interactive format and using the model created for the community outreach process.