In 2014, conversations emerged with Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) and Black Leaders, to develop a People’s Plan for Black Portland. This plan will frame the policy agenda projecting the vision for a thriving black community and advance community initiated projects that benefit Africans and African Americans living in Portland, Oregon. As experts in creative community engagement, Design+Culture Lab was contracted as a consultant to lead the public involvement and project management for this project. By viewing the community as the drivers of change, Design+Culture Lab is currently developing a powerful tool for the organizing, advocacy, collaboration for north, northeast and east Portland. Design+Culture Lab ultimate goal is to empower the Portland Black community to assert their right to actively shape the city they live in.
Engagement Phase | January 2015- Current
website infrastructure architecture;
culturally relevant community engagement strategy; and