Apr. 01

Mixed Media: Building New Futures at the Intersection of Design & Social Justice

April 1, 2021
6 PM – 7:30 PM

Last Fall, the Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) invited Denise Shanté Brown of Black Womxn Flourish to design and facilitate a two-part guided module, Design as a Pathway to Justice. Bringing together students and community members, they explored existing design justice movements practicing and embodying design to create the worlds we need. To continue this conversation on design justice, Denise Shanté is hosting a public panel as part of MICA’s Mixed Media Speakers series that will gather Wesley Taylor from Design Justice Network, Andrea Ngan from Creative Resilience Collective, and N'Deye Diakhate from Black Womxn Flourish. From rethinking design processes so that they center people marginalized by design, improving access to self-determined mental health care, and Black womxn redefining and designing what it means to be well — they’ll discuss how each movement is propelling us into a more just, compelling future and what design justice could look like during these precarious times.