SaHA Planning Studio beileves that planning has an ethical obligation to invest in reparative praxis.
re·par·a·tive | \ ri-ˈper-ə-tiv | serving to make amends
prax·is | \ ˈprak-səs | practical application of a theory
The ethical practice of planning requires an approach that seeks to understand and remedy physical, economic, social, and cultural devastation in communities. We seek to do this through reparative praxis. In community with others interested in promoting justice and ethics, we define reparative praxis as the practical application of theories that seek to redress past harms, attack inequitable power structures, and honor community voice.
We apply the following organizing principles to our work, realizing that they will shift and evolve as we grow. A reparative spatial praxis:
- Seeks life affirming policies, practices, and processes.
- Fosters an ethics of care that promotes human dignity and justice.
- Activates comprehensive, flexible, and equitable approaches and interventions of remedy.