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Spring Lecture: Joseph Krupczynski

Design Engagement

Joseph Krupczynski is an associate professor of Architecture and the director of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning at UMass Amherst. A designer, public artist and educator his work links design, culture and art through, installations, activism, workshops and research. His recent creative work and scholarship promotes reciprocal community partnerships—especially in collaboration with underrepresented communities—and crafts participatory platforms to engage people and ideas. Professor Krupczynski is a founding director of The Center for Design Engagement (C*DE), a 501(c)(3) design resource center in Holyoke MA. The C*DE is dedicated to bringing progressive architectural design, public art and civic engagement strategies to local communities and community-based organizations, and advocates for innovative solutions to local challenges that range from exploring community identity through creative place-making, to developing social justice approaches to sustainability.

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