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Kimberly Tate

Brooklyn, NY

I’m an artist, embodied designer, design educator with the AIANY Center for Architecture and faculty at Parsons School of Design. I’m also a mother and organizer of healing spaces centering Black, Indigenous and People of Color, our bodies, experiences and wisdom traditions. 

Self- and community-care is ecological care, especially for BIPoC.  I’m passionate about popular design education, social engagement,  ecology, climate resilience, community-driven design and body-based practices for design. 

In process: 

Ecological Heritage as Embodied Resilience:

Village Matriarch Rest + Reset

DANCITECTURE: large site-specific tape drawings and participatory movement experiments in public space. Architecture and the tape installation are choreographic invitations into social connection, self-exploration, embodied imagining and storytelling.

 

“Designing the built environment is an act of choreography. Design blocks the scenes and sequences of spatial experiences. It sets permissible areas of access, pathways through, and moments of stillness on a site… Designers are agents for the built environment to partner with its users in a dance of being alive!... A city park could offer more than just another seat. In partnership with a playful park bench, the visitor can reconnect to movement, sensation, and emotion.”  - article 'Parcon in the Park' in Ground, Ontario Association of Landscape Architects journal co-written with Andrew Suseno of Parcon Resilience