ABOUT ME

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 Joy Alise Davis, M.A. is an experienced interdisciplinary design professional who has held support and leadership roles in various social justice organizations for over six years. Joy is a Cincinnati native and graduate of Miami University with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. While attending Miami University, she focused on grassroots organizing, civic engagement, activism and digital media. Prior to attending the Masters of Arts Program, Theories of Urban Practice program at Parsons The New School for Design; she worked full time at The U.S. Fund for UNICEF on the UNICEF Tap Project campaign centered on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in developing countries around the world. Joy was also a graduate of the Public Allies- New York/AmeriCorps Nonprofit Apprenticeship Program.

After completing her studies at Parsons The New School of Design, Joy founded the social lab, Design+Culture Lab, LLC. Design+Culture Lab, LLC is a research-based urban social enterprise dedicated to the transformation of urban neighborhoods through collaborative design strategies to address the complex spatial issues associated with cultural, racial and ethnic inequality.


Joy Alise Davis, MA currently lives in Portland, OR and hopes to radically transform marginalized communities of color through social sustainability, civic engagement and collaborative design strategies.


Masters of Arts in Theories of Urban Practices | Parsons the New School of Design | 2012-2014

Graduate Thesis | Right To Difference - Intercultural Modes Of Producing A Democratic, Participatory And Inclusive Urban Space | 2014

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science | Miami University |  2007-2011