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First Parish in Lincoln

The Racial Justice Journey
Continues With

“Undesign the Redline”
Redlining and the Boston Housing Crisis

presented by

Braden Crooks
Founding Partner, Designing the We

What: Redlining is 

  • A shorthand reference to maps that create racial boundaries defining neighborhoods and used in discriminatory ways to determine ownership and access to resources and services.
  • An interactive exhibit, Undesign the Redline connects the deliberate and systematic racial housing segregation of the 1930s to political and social issues of today. 

Why:  This exhibit examining the use of redlining in Boston asks important questions: 

  • How has redlining shaped residential patterns in the Greater Boston area? 
  • In what ways does Boston’s history of redlining continue to impact our lives?
  • What can WE do to un-design them?  Created in 2019, it has been presented at the Boston Architectural College, the Malcolm Weiner Center for Social Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and other places. 

Who:  Braden Crooks is a founding partner at Designing the We, a social impact design studio operating in community-driven social and economic development. The dtW team designs programs, policies and enterprises that grow local communities and global networks dealing with deep crises, from the history of Redlining to the future of work.  A graduate of the innovative program of MS Design and Urban Ecologies at Parsons the New School for Design, Braden is on the Board of the New York State Sustainable Business Council.

When:  Thursday, February 3, 2022, 7:00 p.m. 

Where:  On Zoom, link below

Host:  The First Parish in Lincoln; Co-sponsors:  The Lincoln Public Library and Lincoln WIDE

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Meeting ID: 970 0045 2445
Passcode: 802070

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