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

Conference Sponsors

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 and Dr. John Masserini, Dean, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

9:15    Welcome and State of Public Interest Design: Recent Progress, Bryan Bell

10:00    Sergio Introduces, Presentations by each Network. “Common Good and Good Difference” (ten minutes each)

11:15    Exhibition Introduction: Lisa Abendroth

11:45   Introduction of DCG Platform and Invitation to other Networks

12:00  Lunch

1:00    Keynote: Sergio Palleroni

2:00    Keynote: Peter Fattinger

3:00    Break

3:20    Keynotes: Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman

4:20    Open Panel Discussion

5:30    Close

6:00 + Transportation provided to the Design for the Common Good International Exhibition at MSU Denver’s Center for Visual Art

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


The Structures for Inclusion conference at MSU Denver aims for an inclusive, accessible event that enables all individuals, including people with disabilities, to engage fully. Participants requiring accommodations should contact Lisa M. Abendroth at or 303-615-0102 by Monday, February 28, 2022. Requests made after this date will be provided to the best of our ability.