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SARA DEAN

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Sara Dean is an architect and design strategist based in Berkeley, California. She is currently heading up Research and Academic Projects at Stamen, and co-directs anexact office. Her design research considers the implications of emerging digital methodologies on public engagement, social justice, and design practice. As part of this work, she is a Project Investigator on the crowd-sourced, citizen flood response project, PetaJakarta.org.

Prior to her architectural practice, she was Lead Designer for the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN) – then the largest community organization in the United States. Her recent work has been exhibited in Asia, Europe, and throughout the US. She has taught previously at UC Berkeley, University of Michigan, and the College for Creative Studies. She is committed to open-access distribution and crowd-source platforms to promote knowledge transfer and media democratization.



AFFILIATIONS

Stamen

anexact office

California College of the Arts


EDUCATION

University of Michigan - MSc, Design Research 2012
University of Michigan - M.Arch, 2011


EXPERTISE

BigData, Crowdsourcing, PublicEngagement, UrbanInterface


GEOGRAPHY

Berkeley, CA


SPIRIT ANIMAL

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