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Black in Design Conference

Black in Design
Black in Design

In the fall of 2015, the African American Student Union at the Harvard Graduate School of Design held the Black in Design Conference. Organizers took the position that “initial steps towards addressing social injustice through design are to reclaim the histories of underrepresented groups in design pedagogy and to implicate designers as having a role in repairing our broken built environment.” The effort exemplifies how design students can use their unique position to hold their educational institutions and the professional design field accountable to “the responsibility to build just and equitable spaces at every scale.” This website describes the conference’s program and mission.

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Organizations Referenced

African American Student Union at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.