An open roundtable discussion with Design Justice Network Co-presented with the Wendy Michener Memorial Lecture and Design Justice Dialogue Series.
Please join us for a discussion with scholars and practitioners at the forefront of design justice, a set of practices and initiatives committed to community-led design for social justice. Marginalized and oppressed communities are disproportionately impacted by inequities in the design of digital environments. These inequities include predictive policing algorithms that target racialized groups, and automated systems in social services that make access to benefits for the poor more difficult.
Initiatives aimed at raising awareness of designed inequality are on the rise. The DJN network–made up of designers, advocates, educators, and researchers–is dedicated to reshaping existing practices and fostering community-led initiatives that address digital design injustices based on race, class, gender, and ability.
Sasha Costanza-Chock is a designer and Research Scientist at MIT. They are the author of the recently published book Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need.
Wesley Taylor is a graphic designer, fine artist, musician, and curator. He is co-founder of Emergence Media and manages a five-person artists’ studio collective in Detroit called Talking Dolls.
Denise Shanté Brown is a holistic design strategist. She is the Founding Director of Black Womxn Flourish and creator of Design for the Wellbeing of Black Womxn. Sasha Costanza-Chock Wesley Taylor Denise Shanté Brown
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