Workshop – Power + Perspective: Examining the Role of Personal Identity in Professional Work
What are the roles of equity, history, and power in designing outcomes that either uphold or dismantle oppressive systems? How have our perspectives been shaped by the various environments and influences we’ve interacted with throughout our lives? In this interactive introductory workshop, participants will learn about and apply award-winning Equity-Centered Community Design strategies to examine how their own identities shape design and decision-making and begin to develop the personal foundation for becoming a new type of civic leader: an Equity Designer (or Design Ally working in solidarity). Also, participants will explore the reality that systems produce what they are designed to produce, and that we can and must redesign for equity.