Anže Zadel, Parsons School of Design, USA – Participation and Sustainability
Anže Zadel is a designer, urban policy professional, and a researcher concerned with equity, public policy, and well-being. Involving both scholarly and creative practice, his dissertation project, entitled The Design of Community Participation, investigates the role of “community participation” in struggles over access to resources and infrastructure in the context of a growing trend of “community participation” in current urban planning and policy in global cities. His enthusiasm for collective knowledge production drives his research, as he offers his expertise on these processes while learning from others who are involved in participatory processes from the bottom up. Anže earned a Ph.D. in Public and Urban Policy from Milano, The New School. He earned an MS in Design and Urban Ecologies from Parsons, School of Design. He earned a BA in Architecture and Urbanism from the University in Ljubljana and Istanbul Technical University. He won the Kalil and Zahn award for his work with the Amenawon initiative on developing a green school in Lagos, Nigeria. He was a 2016-16 fellow at the Graduate Institute for Design Ethnography and Social Thought at The New School.