“It’s where art meets science allowing us to design with our ears, eyes and our emotional response”
Cultural Audit is a woman-owned business. For more information, contact Laura Curry, creator of Cultural Audit.
Cultural Audit is a rigorous iterative research methodology conceived from a creative, socially engagement process and a commitment to civic responsibility. Cultural Audit is used anywhere that technology, the built environment, strategy, and communications intersect with end users.
At the conceptual phase of an idea, I embed myself within a neighborhood or group to move beyond typical community engagement. Working within this context, constituent framed engagement strategies ignite a genuine collaborative and participatory design process.
The programming and design phases benefit from the Cultural Audit. Working with constituent groups as part of a solutions focused design process, Cultural Audit continues to reveal user-group attitudes and positioning in real-time, offering insights as ideas take form through community driven strategies.
Cultural Audit is a valuable tool in the post design phase of a project, supplying first-hand testimony and documentation of the project results in real life.
By carefully listening, learning, and exploring the contextual framework of constituent communities, Cultural Audit partners with under served neighborhoods to build structures of empowerment, agency, and representation.
“If you can find a better process of community engagement for a city-sponsored housing initiative than the one undertaken by the Denver Housing Authority for Mariposa, I’d like to see it.”
– Kaid Benfield’s Blog, Switchboard Natural Resources Defense Council