Shalini Agrawal is informed by the diversity of her roles as architect, designer, facilitator, teacher, and mother of two daughters. She is the founder and principal of Public Design for Equity, an equity-driven practice for equity-driven outcomes, and brings over 25 years of hands-on experience in community-engaged practice in design and architecture. Shalini is co-director of Pathways to Equity, a design leadership program for social equity. Pathways to Equity was a recipient of the 2020 NOMA NAACP SEED Award for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. She is an Associate Professor in Critical Ethnic Studies, Interdisciplinary Studio and the Decolonial School at California College of the Arts. Shalini’s research and practice focus on revealing the historical legacies of colonization in architecture and design and dismantling its lasting impacts. She is a board member of the Association for Community Design and Architects, Designers, Planners for Social Responsibility. Shalini is an invited speaker and facilitator at conferences and universities across the country.
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