Future Visions: Stand Still, Move Forward

Mar 16, 2021

10:15am – 11:10am CT

How can we use design and contrarian thinking to overcome historical bias and inter-racial blocks? Always looking at the human and the systems that surround us, what we have neglected to do is to stop, be still, and understand the causes for the problems we are trying to solve. While action seems to be the only true recourse, acting with haste or urgency creates blind spots and often poor decisions. Problem-reaction-solution historically does not bring us to the better place. Human Centered Design and Afro-futurist principles in dialogue can emerge as powerful communication tools applied from within social justice and a new era of automotive — finding an inter-racial voice in the intersection of two progressive women leaders.

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photo of Shel Kimen
Shel Kimen

Ford Motor Company

photo of Ingrid Lafleur
Ingrid Lafleur

The Afrofuture Strategies Institute

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