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What’s in store for Educators at the 2019 AIGA Design Conference

At the Spring 2019 AIGA Conference in Pasadena, Design Educators are invited to join us for a series of talks, workshops, and roundtables on Perspectives on Design & Culture. We are interested in cultivating a conversation around the intersection of design, culture, and education. How might we be reconsidering and discussing culture within design education and how might design and education become more respectful and inclusive of culture(s) and how might we empower students to become active participants in influencing cultural shifts?

We’d love to see you in Pasadena! Register here (Educators get a HUGE discount!)

See below for a schedule of events. And learn more about the conference here.

Friday (April 5)

8:15–9:15  Roundtables

9:30–12:00  Symposia

9:30–9:45  Introductory Remarks from DEC Chairs Marty Maxwell Lane and Amy Fidler

9:45–10:45  Keynote with Rebeca Méndez + Q/A

10:50–11:10  Culture & Aesthetics: How Growing Up in an Urban Minority Environment Creates Challenges When Designing for a Mainstream Audience – Kaleena Sales

11:10–11:50  Pecha Kuchas  

11:50–12:10  Designer as Gatekeeper: Critical Approaches to Designing Interfaces – Jonathan Hanahan

12:30–1:30  Roundtables

Saturday (April 6)

8:15–9:15  Roundtables

9:30–12:00  Symposia

9:30–9:35  Brief Welcome to Day 2 by DEC Chairs Marty Maxwell Lane and Amy Fidler

9:40–10:00 Design and Inuit Cultural Artifacts: at the intersection of ways of knowing – Angela Norwood

10:00–10:20 Preparing students for designing with culturally-aware, decolonialist mindsets – Jessica Jacobs & Gaby Hernandez

10:20–10:50 Pecha Kuchas

10:50–11:00  Brief Closing Remarks by DEC Chairs Marty Maxwell Lane and Amy Fidler

11:05-12:00 Workshops

12:30-1:30  Roundtables


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