Common Ground

Minneapolis Parks Foundation > Events > Stories from the Landscape

Stories from the Landscape

Guest Speaker

Dr. Craig Wilkins
Lecturer in Architecture, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Founder, The Wilkins Project

About the Event

Dr. Wilkins will create an experience about the cultural lens through which people read, understand, and inhabit parks and public space.

May 7 @ 7:00 pm


May 7, 2020
7:00 pm
Event Category:


Mill City Museum

704 S 2nd Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401-2163 United States
+ Google Map
+1 612 341 7555
View Venue Website

About Dr. Wilkins

Architect, author, academic and activist, Dr. Craig L. Wilkins serves on the faculty at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. A 2017 Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum National Design Award winner, his design work has been featured in such publications as the Washington Post, Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, The Atlantic, and Fast Company. His critical essays and commentary have been published in the Journal of Architectural Education, International Review of African American Art, Art South Africa, Volume, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Detroit News among others.

A 2010 Kresge Artist Fellow, the former director of the Detroit Community Design Center is the author of “The Aesthetics of Equity: Notes on Race, Space, Architecture & Music” (University of Minnesota 2007), “Ruffneck Constructivist” (Dancing Foxes Press/ICA 2014) and “Diversity Among Architects: From Margin to Center” (Routledge 2016) as well as co-editor of “Activist Architecture: A Field Guide to Community-Based Practice” (DCDC Publications 2015). The creative director of the Wilkins project, he is a 2020 Spatial Justice Fellow at the University of Oregon of Architecture & Environment. 

YOUR DONATION helps ensure the parks in our city remain accessible, equitable and serving everyone.