Jota Samper 2022 Colombia Global Seminar Program

Colombia Abroad Studio 2022

July 8, 2022

This week after two years of being unable to do it because of the pandemic, we are starting out the 2022 Global Seminar Program. This year students from the Environmental Design University of Colorado Boulder traveled to Medellín to work alongside students from the Universidad de San Buenaventura Medellín on...

Community-Based Learning: benefits, challenges and lessons

Community-Based Learning: benefits, challenges and lessons

April 22, 2022

This research project will explore the past three decades of community engagement by examining the historical evolution of three affiliated research organizations at CU Boulder: CEDER, CYE, and CEDaR. Research students will conduct interviews and present findings in an exhibit and publish the results as a journal paper. A total...

CEDaR Space Transformation

Seeking inclusive community collaborative space design in the era of the sharing economy

April 22, 2022

We modify the environment; however, the environment in return modifies us. In this project, we invite students to engage in this question. The last decade has seen a profound transformation of workspaces. Technology innovations and new entrepreneurial frameworks such as the gig economy have opened the opportunity to rethink how...

MAS Context Fall Talks 2020 Germane Barnes and Shawhin Roudbari – MAS CONTEXT

Antiracism in action: participatory mapping of cultural resources with Boulder’s BIPOC community

April 22, 2022

How can we provide more just and equitable cultural resources in our community? In this project, Community Engagement, Design and Research (CEDaR) teams up with the Antiracism in the Arts Initiative (AAI) to mentor undergraduate research assistants in a dynamic participatory antiracist cultural mapping exercise. Undergraduate researchers will work with...

Community-Based Learning: benefits, challenges and lessons

April 22, 2022

This research project will explore the past three decades of community engagement by examining the historical evolution of three affiliated research organizations at CU Boulder: CEDER, CYE, and CEDaR. Research students will conduct interviews and present findings in an exhibit and publish the results as a journal paper. A total...

Shawhin Roudbari and Jota Samper new Co-Directors in renovated space

New Directors of CEDaR

Feb. 9, 2022

We (Shawhin and Jota) propose to serve as co-directors of CEDaR. We propose co-directorship as a strategy to share the workload of leadership and to help diversify CEDaR’s portfolio of partners and activities. We have collaborated on research and service commitments over the past four years and enjoy one another's...

People walking on 500 block of Main Street in Longmont

CEDaR partners with Longmont to develop downtown survey

Oct. 15, 2021

As Longmont recovers from a period of uncertainty, residents can share their vision for the downtown area, thanks in part to CEDaR.

Luz Galicia stands by a statue holding a sign that says "Stop evictions." Luz is holding a sign that says this neighborhood stands for...

Luz Galicia: "We didn't have any option, but to fight"

May 21, 2021

Struggling to support herself and her two daughters, Luz Galicia moved from her large house to a manufactured home. A year and a half later the park's landlord decided to sell the property, displacing 100 families. Luz now works to educate and empower park residents.

Tom Sundro Lewis points to his home

Remodeled residence 'perfect' for owner of manufactured home

April 16, 2021

In 2005 a trailer slated for the dump was transported to Mapleton Mobile Home Park in Boulder and renovated there. Built by more than 50 CU Boulder students, the Trailer Wrap project held lessons for future project-based learning, including a CEDaR-led manufactured home renovation planned for this summer or fall, depending on the state of the pandemic.

GUB Director Mara Mintzer listens to third grader share her ideas.

CEDaR's Growing Up Boulder program spins off as a nonprofit

March 11, 2021

For the past 12 years Growing Up Boulder was a part of CU Boulder's  Community Engagement, Design and Research (CEDaR) Center. Now one of the most successful child-friendly city initiatives in the world, GUB is transitioning to an independent nonprofit, a model for how the university can develop, nurture and then spin off nonprofit activities.

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