Event description

As designers and researchers, how can we build power and accountability in our organizations when “the community” we serve is distant or absent in our day-to-day work?
We’re a group of designers & researchers hosting this workshop to help our peers – that’s you! – to apply Design Justice principles at work.

This 90-minute workshop is for designers and researchers to try figuring this out through experiential learning.

What to expect in this workshop:
• In small groups, we will review and work through scenarios drawn from real-life stories.
• Our objective with each scenario is to generate strategies that match our values.
• Participants will leave with strategies and tactics they can use in their workplaces, organizations, and communities.
• We will also make stronger connections to a community of practice that can support us going forward, including inviting you to try facilitating this workshop on your own!

Background and what comes next:
This workshop grew out of a long conversation among designers and researchers struggling to bring justice, equity, and power into our work. This workshop is our way of making progress on applying the Design Justice Principles, by engaging with a mix of people with different professional experiences and struggles. After this workshop, we will also develop a resource for broader use and participants will be credited if they wish for contributing to make it possible. We will also send an invitation for you to facilitate a version of this workshop with your community and network.

Workshop Speakers:
Yindi Pei
Danny Spitzberg
Pia Zaragoza
Lisa Maione
Nedret Sahin
Sara Yang

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