Designing Equitable Communities Amidst COVID-19
- May 14, 2020
- 6:00 PM - 9:00 CST
- JP Palmares, firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to the public.
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What does community-based social impact work look like in the age of COVID-19 and beyond? This workshop will equip participants with the skills to answer this question in their organizations and communities through equity-based design thinking. The EquityXDesign collaborative developed equity-based design thinking in 2016 to center racial equity in design methodology. In practice, this design process is a cyclical framework and corresponding set of tools to encourage problem solvers to reflect on their own positions in systems of power, surface community-based priorities and solutions with the margins through relationship building, prototype and test solutions with their communities, and then reflect on that prototype to better solve problems.
This workshop series will equip participants with the skills to conduct the first 5 steps of the equity-based design process: noticing, empathizing, defining, ideating, and prototyping.
More broadly, this workshop will address a common challenge in the age of COVID-19. All of our communities and business sectors are now confronted with unprecedented sets of problems that will need highly equipped problem solvers who know how to leverage the collective creativity of their peers to advance equity. This is an introduction to and a space to practice with a set of powerful design tools to help tackle these new challenges.