Shalini Agrawal

Shalini Agrawal is trained as an architect and brings over 25 years of experience in community-engaged practice and pedagogy. She is founder of Public Design for Equity, an equity-driven practice for equity-driven outcomes; co-director of Pathways to Equity, a design leadership program for social equity; and founder of FIELD Design Network, a forum that builds capacity for underrepresented designers. She is Associate Professor in Diversity Studies at California College of the Arts and teaches at the intersection of design and community engagement. Shalini is a board member of Designers, Planners for Social Responsibility, and the Association for Community Design and Architects where she leads the fellowship program. She is an invited speaker and workshop facilitator at several national conferences and has been awarded the Interior Design Education Council’s award for Community Service. She is a Leaderspring Fellow in the Women of Color 2020 Leaders cohort. Shalini is a contributing author to the publications Design for Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity and Public Interest Design Education Guidebook.


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Lafayette, CA USA