Practicing Anti-Racism and Awareness in Design
Donnerstag 20.10.2022 17:00–19:00
a workshop with Anna Gaberscik
What steps can we take to meaningfully involve BIPoC (Black Indigenous People of Color) in design?
How can we be actively anti-racist in the field of design? Why is this important?
Quality design takes into consideration multiple perspectives, preferences and needs, such as those of BIPoC (Black Indigenous People of Color). In this workshop we will explore the different ways in which anti-racism and awareness can be practiced in design. It is vital to implement strategies of practicing sensitivity and awareness, especially in predominantly white spaces that intend to diversify their workforce and their clients. We will discuss the difficult to navigate topics such as the often harmful and problematic depictions of BIPoC in advertising, the importance of de-centering whiteness and the difficulties BIPoC face when they are the first to enter a space in its ‚diversification‘ phase.
We will engage in an honest and open discussion about the topic, and examine strategies about how we can all work more towards awareness and responsibility.
In order to preserve a respectful atmosphere we note that any forms of racism, xenophobia and other prejudices will not be tolerated in this workshop.
This workshop will be held in English with possibilities to discuss in German.
Registration is only possible by purchasing a ticket in the webshop and is binding.