Building to Action
MA Social Design Thesis
My initial thesis work focused on translating the design process
behind successful urban agriculture projects into practical steps
for aspiring green space activists to turn a vacant lot into an
urban garden. But along the way, I started to feel that the design
process itself might be part of the problem, not the solution.
Sometimes the biggest hurdle to making a public green space
is stopping the conversation and moving to action to transform
ideas into results. My thesis, Building to Action, attempts to distill and document what I’ve observed about the complex process of making
public green spaces a reality through the lens of social design.