Beyond Conflict: Participatory Design with the Homeless--A New Design for Peachtree-Pine
Like most cities in America, Atlanta had a substantial number of homeless citizens. The Task Force for the Homeless has bee working for years to support those needing shelter in Atlanta and continues to come up with innovative ways to do so. Some of their most inventive work has taken place at its Peachtree-Pine complex, not far from the EDRA37 hotel. Led by the shelter's in-house architect--an architectural graduate from Georgia Tech who lives in the shelter and works with its residents in designing improvements to their environment--this session provides a close look at some of the changes in-progress and others to come.