Not Your Average Diversity & Inclusion Panel

Design shapes the world around us – from the food we eat, to the clothing we wear, and perhaps most importantly, the way in which we interpret information. All too often though, those design decisions are uninformed, neglecting to consider you. Luckily, that is not always the case. Forget “primary demographics,” “target markets,” “key consumers” – sometimes, design is there for you. And those are the times, where we as individuals understand what it is to be part of the collective. We understand what inclusion feels like. These moments are critical.

Join AIGA KC in a panel discussion and presentation, where you explain how design has made you feel included. Together, we will then explore how to harness those powerful teaching moments to better design through enhanced inclusiveness within our KC community.

Jacinda Walker
Ex Officio of the AIGA Diversity & Inclusion Task Force

Julián Zugazagoitia
Director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Our panel will also feature speakers who are folks from right here in our already diverse community, and who have volunteered to share their experiences and stories of inclusion for us to learn from.

Inclusion in Education 
Leila and Kevin // High School Students 
Crossroads Preparatory Academy  

Inclusion in Community Creativity 
Robert Tapley Bustamante // Artist and UX Designer

Inclusion in Graphic Design history
Edwing Mendez // Designer
Barkley and AIGA  

Inclusion in “Authentic” Food
Zaid Sauza // Entrepreneur 
Pirate’s Bone Coffee

Inclusion in Architecture
Samantha McCloud, AIA // Architect & Director of Community Involvement D&I

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Doors - 5:30pm
Event - 6:00pm-8:00pm

The Berg
1525 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108

Parking is available from the alley behind Grand St, and also through SoT to get to the back courtyard that will lead to the Berg.

Student members: $2
Members: $10
Non-Members: $15

Capacity: 100

Sponsored by Berg Event SpaceBoulevard Brewing Company, and Nazareth Sweets.

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When & Where
Thu, Aug 30, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
The Berg
1525 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108