Department of Places (Dept.of Places) uses the power of participatory design to strengthen neighborhoods so that all residents live in safe, healthy, joyful and just places.
Dept. of Places is a design practice directed by Theresa Hyuna Hwang, a community-engaged architect based in Los Angeles, CA USA.
Dept. of Places is built on the foundation that everybody holds experiential knowledge and expertise about the built environment, everybody should participate in shaping their neighborhood, and everybody needs to live in an equitably resourced community.