Through this talk, we'll examine how to build conscientiously, looking within to resist systematic problems in order to create more truly performant, accessible, and inclusive systems for our users.
Whether designing a brand from the ground up or starting your own business—at some point, you're going to have to let go and embrace the unknown. As the founder of one of the first social impact-oriented design studios, Dawn has figured out the secret to making it work over the last 20 years: bringing people together and watching the magic unfold.
As Indigenous peoples progress from the American Indian Boarding School era, the urge to distinct tribes from Pan-Indianism forces a greater responsibility from indigenous designers to visually communicate sovereignty.
In this workshop, each group of participants will analyze an example of 'racialized' design in one of the three different identifiers; artifacts, systems, and experiences. Each group is invited to then participate in a design sprint by utilizing the Racism Untaught (racismuntaught.com / @racsimuntaught) tool kit in order to contextualize, define, ideate, prototype, and measure the impact of an anti-racist design approach.
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In this talk, participants will hear how my experiences as a Black queer woman has influenced my passion and dedication to activism through art and design. I will discuss how a continued lack of representation in a system that perpetuates White supremacy has influenced my work towards racial equity and empowerment through my work at Blackbird Revolt (blackbirdrevolt.com / @blackbirdrevolt) and Project Naptural (projectnaptural.com / @projectnaptural).
Reexamining the role of a socially engaged practitioner, educator and mother - highlighting student and community narratives through the lens of creative resistance.
How is design used in radical acts of resistance? In what ways can design be a tool for amplifying messages of equity and social change whether in the streets or the academic institution? In this workshop, Nikki and Sarah will take the principles of their main stage presentation and put it into action with this hands-on workshop. Participants will collectively author a design project taking their values to the streets and/or challenging institutions.