Public Design for Equity

Speaking Engagements


Shalini frequently speaks and facilitates workshops across the country on topics that support emerging leaders and community based design practice including diversity, equity and identity in design. Speaking inquiry?



AIGA Diversity + Design

Thought Leader

AIA  Equity by Design

Thought Leader

Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

“Storytelling the Intersections of our Identities”

Imagining America

“Leading with Diversity and Equity in Community Engaged Practice”

Association for Community Design

“Leading with Diversity and Equity in Public Interest Design & Architecture”


Creative Placemaking Conference

“Inclusivity through Public Spaces”

SF Design Week

“Co-Creating in Community, with Community”


AIA Grassroots, National Conference

“Bringing Diversity and Inclusion in Alternative Practices”


Design Futures Student Leadership Forum

 Faculty, including 2017 and 2016 forums

Stanford University Creative Cities Working Group

“Fluvial Commons”



UC Berkeley’s Impact Design Education Summit

“Equity & Design”

Imagining America

“What is Equity?”

Art + Race Conference

“Diversity and Inclusion through Practice”


“What is Public Knowledge?”

 AIA Next

“Engaging Communities in-flux through Public Art, Design & Practice”