Ayako Maruyama teaches Experience of Public Engagement at RISD (her alma mater) and The Role of Architecture in Creating a Sense of Place at Boston University, where she completed Master of City Planning degree. She is currently design principal at the Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI) based in Roxbury, MA. DS4SI is a space where activists, artists, academics and the larger public come together to imagine new approaches to social change and new angles to address complex social issues. Maruyama’s work, focused on community engagement and social justice, includes leading the production of the Go Boston 2030 Visioning Lab, an unprecedented public space for Boston residents to express their vision for the city’s 15-year transportation plan. As a planner and designer, she works collaboratively and explores the ways in which human-centered design can inform approaches to urban planning and experiencing the built environment.