Recognizing the intersectional framework that Black womxn hold in our current society, this research seeks to empower the Black womxn’s narrative in the realm of urban planning and design both in Roxbury and the design practice at large. The intentions of this exploration aim to unpack how planning and design for communities on the margins of society helps us better tackle the deep-seated challenges we must address to create more inclusive design outcomes.
The research is built on collecting personal narratives through surveying, personal interviews, and group discussion. Research outputs leverage photography, collage, illustration, mapping, and writing to produce a graphic booklet and interactive website.
This research and report were sponsored by Sasaki through an internal research grant program. This development of the website was funded through support from the MIT Office of Minority Education and PKG Center.