Ayako Maruyama

Ayako Maruyama is a Filipina-Japanese designer, educator and illustrator. She spends energy thinking about people, art, public-engagement, biking, urbanism, and community connectivity across thresholds. As part of the Design Studio for Social Intervention with Lori Lobenstine and Kenneth Bailey, Ayako Maruyama co-authored and co-illustrated the recently published book, Ideas Arrangements Effects: Systems Design and Social Justice. Ayako has had the privilege of working with students and teaching since 2013: Sense of Place at Boston University’s City Planning and Urban Affairs program, and the Experience of Public Engagement within the Industrial Design department at Rhode Island School and Design, and with the community at University of Orange as part of the Collective Recovery Team and as an Urbanist in Residence, leading zine workshops since May 2020 as a way to process and document our experiences in this important time.

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