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Designing Justice in Ms., Fast Company, AD

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 10, 2020

As the debate grows for defunding police and shifting financing to other critical community services, Designing Justice + Designing Spaces is helping to show the nation what a world without prisons would look like.

Recent coverage includes: Politico (How to re-design the world for Coronavirus and beyond), Ms. Magazine (”Deanna Van Buren Is Building a World Without Prisons”), Architectural Digest (“Why Justice in Design Is Critical to Repairing America”), and Dezeen (“A whole lot has to get built to end mass incarceration” says Deanna van Buren).

Permalink | Posted on Jul 10, 2020 at 12:06 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Designing Justice + Designing Spaces

On Air profiled on PBS All Arts

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 08, 2020

Check out this awesome PBS All Arts profile of On Air Fest featuring interviews with festival founder Scott Newman, writer Farina Roisin, comedian Wyatt Cenac, and musician John Forte.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 08, 2020 at 8:12 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: work x work

Next City: Saving Homes to Save the Nation

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jun. 24, 2020

Next City today published an op-ed by Ray Brescia, author of The Future of Change: How Technology Shapes Social Revolutions, highlighting why housing insecurity is a public health issue - and how the COVID-19 pandemic will only worsen unless we ensure people are not evicted from their homes.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 11:09 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: The Future of Change by Ray Brescia

CNBC on Fractured Atlas’s actively anti-racist workplace

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jun. 15, 2020

Seemingly every company in America has issued a public statement condemning racism over the past weeks, but how do companies actually go about dismantling systemic racism within their culture?

CNBC talked to Fractured Atlas Co-CEOs Lauren Ruffin and Tim Cynova on how they went beyond traditional anti-discrimination policies to build an actively anti-racist and anti-oppressive workplace. Lauren and Tim are part of Fractured Atlas’s non-hierarchical leadership team, which is made up of four people in four parts of the country who fulfill the function of the organization’s CEO.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 15, 2020 at 6:54 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Fractured Atlas

DJDS in Fast Company

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jun. 15, 2020

Reimagining The Jail from One Atlanta on Vimeo.

Check out the story in Fast Company today: This Atlanta jail will transform into a center for justice and equity. The article looks at how the project—which proposes to remove space for 1,300 inmates and replace it with services, reentry programs, classrooms, and an urban garden—is the latest work of reimagining the spaces of criminal justice by architect Deanna Van Buren of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces.

 

Permalink | Posted on Jun 15, 2020 at 12:29 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Designing Justice + Designing Spaces

Ray Brescia op-ed in The Hill

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jun. 08, 2020

Ray Brescia, author of the new book, The Future of Change: How Technology Shapes Social Revolutions, wrote an op-ed for The Hill on how today’s demonstrations for racial justice can leverage technology to build a broad national movement.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 08, 2020 at 6:50 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: The Future of Change by Ray Brescia

Charlotte McCurdy in BuzzFeed News

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May. 20, 2020

BuzzFeed News profiles Charlotte McCurdy. Watch the video profile here.

Permalink | Posted on May 20, 2020 at 12:36 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Charlotte McCurdy

ESI Design in Next City

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May. 07, 2020

Next City takes a close look at how PNC Bank tapped ESI Design to transform a former dry cleaners in Cleveland into a thriving community hub.

Permalink | Posted on May 07, 2020 at 5:30 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: ESI Design

How to Protest During a Pandemic

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May. 04, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed massive cracks in America’s health, labor, and economic systems, spurring essential employees, gig workers, and tenants mobilizing for long-overdue protections and reforms. But how do these emerging movements organize in a time of social distancing?

PKPR has secured coverage for Ray Brescia’s new book, The Future of Change: How Technology Shapes Social Revolutions, including interviews with BuzzFeed News (”Social Distancing Made May Day Protests Look a Lot Different This Year”), Off-Kilter hosted by Rebecca Vallas of The Center for American Progress, and The Rick Smith Show, as well as an op-ed in The New York Daily News (”How Rent Strikes Work”).

Permalink | Posted on May 04, 2020 at 7:13 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: The Future of Change by Ray Brescia

Charlotte McCurdy: Inverse Future 50

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Apr. 24, 2020

Inverse features Charlotte McCurdy as one of its Future 50 innovators.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 24, 2020 at 12:44 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Charlotte McCurdy

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