TacticalDesign-based community engagement and urban planning
JXTA’s Tactical Lab uses design-based methods and tools to amplify neighborhood voice, build community knowledge, and interrupt patterns of disinvestment within our city.
Design-based community engagement and urban planning
By combining art and design with urban planning, youth-directed research, and community engagement, we create people-focused interventions to facilitate conversations about public space.
In JXTA’s Tactical Lab, youth apprentices work with artists, designers, urban planners, researchers, and community organizers to engage with people about issues that affect them in public spaces. Apprentices are trained in critical thinking, creative placemaking, and community organizing engagement practices to use people-focused interventions like mobile engagement bike carts, live screen printing, and games designed in-house to prompt a more equitable reimagining of public spaces and policies in our community.