SFI Conference

Structures for Inclusion 2022

Design for the Common Good

Design Corps and Metropolitan State University of Denver

Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, 2022

For Structures for Inclusion (SFI) 2022, five international design organizations have successfully joined efforts to create a network of networks, called Design for the Common Good Network, which functions as an incubator for best practices, education, and outreach in public interest design. The two-day conference will provide a forum to present, discuss, and seek new thoughts, strategies, and ideas for the future of public interest design around the world. Inspiring projects will provide a forum for discussion of these questions. All speakers, panels and discussions held in person. Main events will be accessible online as well. Registration required for in-person and on-line attendance.

This year, SFI will be held with the Design for the Common Good International Exhibition which presents thirty public interest design projects from six continents and twenty-two countries. Richly documented through artifacts, photography, plans, videos, and design process graphics, the exhibition tells the individual and collective stories of projects selected from within the five international design organizations that comprise the DCG network, including a curated selection of regional works. Exhibited according to key issues each project addresses, brings the extraordinary value of public interest design to the forefront where projects across the globe share a profound connection to the social, economic, and environmental fabric of life.

Also, to be introduced at the conference is the Common Good Platform which will facilitate collaborations along with a database of public interest design projects.


Thursday, March 3

7:00    Informal networking at Springhill Suites Hotel bar area

Friday, March 4

8:00    Registration and coffee

9:00    Welcome, MSU Denver, Lisa Abendroth

9:05    Welcome, Sergio Palleroni

9:10    State of Public Interest Design: Recent Progress, Bryan Bell

9:30    Exhibition Introduction: Lisa Abendroth

10:00 Break

10:30  Keynotes: Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman

12:00  Lunch

12:30  Guest Designer/Educator: Peter Fattinger

1:30    Design for Common Good Network: Sergio Palleroni

2:00    Presentations by each Network. “Common Good and Good   Difference”

3:00    Break

3:20    Introduction of DCG Platform and Invitation to other Networks

4:00    Open Panel Discussion

5:30    Close

8:00 + Network at Hotel bar area

Saturday, March 5

8:00   Breakfast with tables by issues, speakers, networks

10:00 Pecha Kucha of Exhibitors

11:00  Facilitated Open Discussion

12:00 Closing

12:15 Live tour of Auraria Bike Pavilions by coloradobuildingworkshop, University of Colorado Denver