How To Integrate Activism Into The Design Process

Recording: How To Integrate Activism Into The Design Process, Date TBA

What do design and social activism have in common? Both can be used as a framework for change. The design industry is dominated by Eurocentric design, failing to address many issues society faces, such as racial and gender inequality, climate change, inaccessibility and poverty. As countries around the world face a reckoning with racial injustices and systemic oppression, many design practitioners have started to rethink their roles and responsibilities in our society. What can we learn from activism to transform our way of problem solving to ensure a more equitable and inclusive outcome? This presentation breaks down a few opportunities in the current design process to evolve design thinking by incorporating elements of social movements.

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Presentation

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Design

Level:

Intermediate