Racism and inequity are deeply – and sometimes not so deeply – embedded in cultural, social and economic institutions and systems. When we peel away layers, what do we see and still not see? This session explores equity and persistent questions surrounding inequities that typically arise in placemaking and other cultural work. How do we question assumptions embedded in our work? How do different people understand and live in place? Whose cultural practices are recognized as “art” and whose are not? Who is responsible for recognizing inequities and for designing and assessing equitable creative placemaking practices? This session explores our understanding of place-based work and recognizing and naming inequitable practices.