We are a mission-driven team of strategists, designers, planners, researchers, and international development experts partnering with people and communities to reimagine our future and institutionalize change.
Program and Research Strategist
Principal, Director of Development
Engagement and Communications Designer
Principal, Director of Strategy and Outreach
Director of Research and Operations
Head of Community
We engage lived-experience and subject-matter experts to support specific contextual, cultural, and technical aspects of our work. We collaborate with both emergent and established practitioners as co-researchers to create the conditions for restorative (rather than extractive) research and co-design processes. We are also growing a network of alums who have completed our inclusive design trainings and offer community-centered services as partners or independently.
We founded 3×3 in 2013 based on a belief that systemic change requires intersectional and equity-centered approaches. From our backgrounds in architecture, urban planning, and international development, we saw stakeholders on the ground consistently being left out of decisions that affected them most—both unintentionally and by design. Our mission is to apply community-centered design to reform decision-making, redistribute power, and create healing space to center the power and voices of communities historically impacted by oppressive systems.
Our studio in downtown Brooklyn is located on the Lenapehoking, the traditional land of the Lenape people. Our office in New Delhi is situated on the land of Ahir clan and Yadu tribes. We acknowledge and share gratitude for the stewards of these lands as both historic and contemporary communities. Through our practice, we strive to redress legacy systems of oppression, colonialism, and racism.
Work with us
If you are interested in partnering with us on a project or joining our team, we would be happy to hear from you: info@3×3.co