Should all-inclusive engagement be the major task of architecture? All-Inclusive Engagement in Architecture: Towards the Future of Social Change presents the case that the answer is yes. Through original contributions and case studies, this volume shows that socially engaged architecture is both a theoretical construct and a professional practice navigating the global politics of poverty, charity, health, technology, neoliberal urbanism, and the discipline's exclusionary basis.

The scholarly ideas and design projects of 58 thought leaders demonstrate the architect's role as a revolutionary social agent. Exemplary works are included from the United States, Mexico, Canada, Africa, Asia, and Europe. This book offers a comprehensive overview and in-depth analysis of all-inclusive engagement in public interest design for instructors, students, and professionals alike, showing how this approach to architecture can bring forth a radical reformation of the profession and its relationship to society.

chapter |12 pages


part 1|70 pages

Pedagogical Engagement

chapter 1.1|11 pages

Modes of Interaction

Categorizing and Valuing Community-Engaged Teaching

chapter 1.2|12 pages

Critical Conscientization in Design Education for Social Impact

The Limitations of Design Pedagogies That Respond to Humanitarian Crises

chapter 1.3|15 pages

The Empathetic Designer

Emotional Intelligence in the Design Studio

chapter 1.5|8 pages

Bella Vista

Regional Solutions of Global Significance

chapter 1.6|10 pages

The Pedagogic Value of Architectural Co-Design

How Embedding Students within Communities Can Challenge Societal Inequality

part 2|68 pages

Scholarship and Engagement

chapter 2.2|16 pages

Design (Re)Thinking

Situated Experience and Spatial Agency in Indigenous Architecture

chapter 2.3|8 pages

Architectural Education versus Societal Reality

Mapping the Gap through the Lenses of Educational and Epistemological Theories

chapter 2.5|7 pages

Engaged Practices

Learning from Improvisation

chapter 2.6|10 pages

Building a Proposition for Future Activities

Performing Collaborative Planning in Hamburg, Germany

part 3|74 pages

Practices and Tools of Contemporary Engagement

chapter 3.1|12 pages

Technologies for Inclusion

chapter 3.3|11 pages

Engagement Through Art

chapter 3.5|9 pages


Capturing Paths to Inclusivity

chapter 3.7|9 pages

Crafting Space

chapter 3.8|8 pages

Design as Interface

Case of Rwandan Development Architecture

part 4|86 pages

Public Engagement and Public Health

chapter 4.1|15 pages

Taking “Engagement” Seriously

Mobilizing Community for Better Parks and Public Health

chapter 4.2|14 pages

Lessons on How Not to Design a Community Space

The España Park Public Library in Medellín, a Fading Symbol of Hope

chapter 4.3|11 pages

Afro-Christian Churches as (Invisible) Caretakers in/of the City

Between Precarious Occupation and Dynamic Appropriation of the Built Environment

chapter 4.4|13 pages

Design Representation

Engaging Community Health Design

chapter 4.5|8 pages

Foundations for Health

Building the University of Global Health Equity

chapter 4.6|8 pages

Healing Garden in Chamchamal, Kurdistan, Iraq

A Practice-Integrated Design-Build Project

chapter 4.7|7 pages

From Project to Process

Interweaving Architecture, Engagement, and Public Health in Lesotho

chapter 4.8|6 pages

Architects and Villagers

Utilizing a Participatory Design Process to Revolutionize Responses to Houselessness in Portland, Oregon

chapter 5|2 pages


The New Awakening