About the series
With this webcast series AIGA is relaunching Design for Good, a cause that has been at the core of AIGA since 2011. Design for Good will now house the strategic initiatives, composed of Design for Democracy, Diversity & Inclusion, and Women Lead.
The Design for Good webcast series is a resource of practical information and instruction through inspirational stories, offering opportunities for engaging dialogue, leadership development, and professional training. The guest speakers—AIGA members and beyond—are all active practitioners in social impact design, gender equity, creative placemaking, government innovation, racial justice, healthcare access, and more. While sharing their approaches to design practice, they will demonstrate how designers can develop solutions for complex societal issues.
Webcast 5: Friday April 28 at 12:00 p.m. EST.
During this episode, we’ll talk diversity and inclusion in the design field racial justice by design.
All six webcasts, curated and moderated by AIGA strategic initiatives director Laetitia Wolff, begin with one or two pre-recorded, narrated slideshows (10–20 minutes), followed by a Q&A with the guest speaker and additional guests, including a representative from the task forces and committees of AIGA's strategic initiatives.
Later in the series, we will also provide more participatory models, aimed at increasing participants' facilitation skills, with one webcast incorporating a challenge-based charrette.
The Design for Good webcast series is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding provided by IBM.