DesignTO l Accountable Space in Design
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Moderator: Nicole Bernhardt
Panelists: Zahra Ebrahim, Nu Goteh, Shannon Holness, Jutta Treviranus
Join DesignTO and Nicole Bernhardt for a moderated dialogue on equity, accountability and design. This panel is comprised of 4 exceptional designers whose work reflects a shared commitment to centering communities who have been traditionally marginalized or neglected. Together, they will engage the audience through a discussion about inclusive design, representation, ownership and social practice. Additionally, this discussion will assist all of us in reckoning with how we are implicated in the historical and ongoing processes of colonialization, white supremacy and displacement. We need to think critically about how these processes inform our relationship to the spaces we design and inhabit. This panel emerges from DesignTO’s ongoing commitment to cultivating accountable space and providing a multidisciplinary forum for creative thinking and making.