Ceasar McDowell

Ceasar McDowell is Professor of the Practice of Civic Design at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. As founder of MIT’s Co-Lab, Ceasar works to develop the critical moments reflection method to help communities build knowledge from their practice. Through his work at the global civic engagement organization, Engage The Power, he developed The Question Campaign as a method for building democratic communities from the ground up. He brings his deep commitment to the work of building beloved, just, and equitable communities that are able to–as his friend Carl Moore says–”struggle with the traditions that bind them and the interests that separate them so they can build a future that is an improvement on the past.” He is currently working to develop CivicDesigners, a platform for developing a new infrastructure for democracy in the US.