The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
Andi Witczak

Andi Witczak

Associate Director, Community Engaged Learning, Bennion Center

Adjunct Associate Professor, Multi-disciplinary Design, College of Architecture + Planning

“I am a designer, educator, and activist working at the intersections of design education, community, and justice. My mission is to build imaginative capacity and foster creative confidence among those seeking to achieve sustainable, positive change. I envision communities with the audacity to imagine and design an ecosystem that is just and alive in possibility. My current work revolves around design justice—this is not design with good intentions, which can be exclusionary and perpetuate the systems that give rise to the need for design interventions in the first place. Everything around us has been designed—including systems of inequity. Through generative dialogue, listening to all voices, and the human-centric design process of co-creation, we will learn to facilitate creative change among conflicting worldviews.”

Andi Witczak is the Associate Director for Community Engaged Learning at the Bennion Center and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Multi-disciplinary Design in the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah. Previously, Andi was the Director of the Center for Civic and Social Responsibility at the University of Kansas.

 

Andi received both a BFA and MFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has taught graphic design, design thinking, and leadership studies for 25 years.