Intersectional Design: Rethinking Architecture for the Future


Superkilen park. Image © Iwan Baan

Superkilen park. Image © Iwan Baan

Design stems from nuance, empathy and understanding. The best solutions address the needs, identities and context of a client and place. A designer’s response needs to be informed by these different realities. Intersectional Design is a method of designing by thinking through how factors of identity (gender, race, sexuality, class, and many more) interact with one other. In understanding how these factors combine, we can more deeply understand the context of use and an individual user’s priorities.

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