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Design’s Role in Equity: Diversity in Action Preview Workshop
What does it mean to infuse equity into the design process? Join this one-hour virtual workshop to explore the vital role of equity in design through interactive activities that draw from participants’ work and lived experiences.
Photo by Chris Montgomery
Part of the Diversity in Action curriculum, this free workshop will help participants gain an understanding of design’s role in equity, by examining their own personal design process. Together, participants will redesign the process from the ground up using the context of equity and community-based design. Participants need not be experts in equity, as they’ll use their personal and professional experience to work together towards a new understanding. The group generated framework can be taken back to any work or personal design setting, allowing participants to actively use their newfound knowledge outside of the workshop setting. Open to design professionals at any stage in their career.
Diana Navarrete-Rackauckas is the Director of Learning and Interpretation at Design Museum Everywhere. A museum educator and diversity advocate, Diana is passionate about creating accessible and interactive educational experiences for local audiences. Raised in an immigrant family and community, she is dedicated to holding inclusive spaces that empower participants to more confidently navigate their worlds.
Before entering her current role, she worked in museums across the country and presented her research at multiple conferences including ones hosted by the Museum Educators of Southern California and Yale University. She holds an M.A in Art History from the University of California, Riverside and a B.A. in Art History and Religion from Oberlin College.
Diversity in Action
This workshop is a preview of Design Museum Everywhere’s Diversity in Action program, which offers in-depth training for design professionals to learn about equitable design, building strong diverse teams, and investing in the future. Over the course of three months, participants attend two half-day virtual training sessions, follow self-led deeper learning exercises accompanied by resource sheets and conversation prompts, and participate in online discussions with fellow participants. The next cohort starts on April 2, 2021; private sessions for organizations are also available.
Director of Learning and Interpretation