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APRU SCL Webinar Series: Back to the Field? Community Design After COVID-19
The profound disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic since 2020 has presented not only a societal crisis but also an important moment for community design practitioners and educators to critically reflect on their work. With the ongoing spikes of cases around the world, will we be able to fully resume our practices before? For places that have recovered from outbreaks, what have we learned from the crisis that may require us to approach community design differently? What changes have already been adopted in ongoing practices? How can community design address the longstanding social divides that have become even more evident during the pandemic? How can “fieldwork” and “field school” in particular serve as a vehicle to bridge the social divides?

This TWO-DAY series of online workshops will bring together community design educators and practitioners to share lessons and experiences during the pandemic and collectively reflect on the questions above. Through cases in the Pacific Rim, including Australia, Cambodia, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United States, presenters will examine experiments with online and offline methods of community engagement, the role of nearby places and placemaking in community engagement, and the continued importance of fieldwork for learning and practice. In addition, topics related to the challenges facing children will be highlighted along with the role of landscape and natural environments during and beyond the pandemic.

Day 1:
- In the Field During/After COVID-19?
- O2O Teaching and Community Engagement
- Nearby Place(making) After COVID-19?

Day 2:
- Teaching and Practicing Community Design during the Pandemic and the New Normal
- Supporting Children After COVID-19
- The Role of Landscapes After COVID-19

Register by August 12
More information about this webinar and the 2021 SCL Webinar Series can be found here:
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