Gender Equitable Design in Puerto Rico : Creating a Balance in Communal Space
Date & Time
Friday, October 13, 2023, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Mel Loyola Agosto Venesa Alicea-Chuqui

A place for him, and a place for her. This seminar will explore the architectural barriers that have been created as a result of the consistent placement of gender roles in society. Inspired by the research and efforts of fellow designers in the architecture community, the focus of these explorations will be located on site areas in Puerto Rico. With a critical eye, we will look at existing conditions that could favor a type of a certain gender role over another, and how equitable design elements can create a safer and inclusive space. Examining how traditionally spaces has been constructed, analyze the existing obstacles that have been created, and how that may effect the way we interact and perceive spaces currently and in the future. How can we improve healthy interactions in space, if they are designed with limited expectations for historically traditional roles for women and men? How does this effect the spatial dynamic in areas in Puerto Rico, and how the community perceives these spaces? How does this mentally and physically affect community members in these spaces and how could changes in communal space design facilitate equitable environments?

Location Name
Broadway I/II
Full Address
Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
United States
Course Credit
Number of Credits
1 Learning Unit (60 min.)