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.
Ex Officio of the AIGA Diversity & Inclusion Task Force
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
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
Sponsored by Berg Event Space, Boulevard Brewing Company, and Nazareth Sweets.