Inspired by Harvard’s Black in Design conference, three African-American Master of Arts in Social Design students discuss what it’s like to be black at MICA. In light of recent tension and racially-motivated incidents in Baltimore and on college campuses nationwide the students will present on how the conference has influenced their current work. They will facilitate a dialogue about how rallying around an identity has shaped them for greater responsibility as designers. The students will also open conversation to discuss black students’ roles and responsibilities (if any) to engage non-black allies at MICA.
WHEN + WHERE
Monday, November 30, 2015
Maryland Institute College of Art
Fred Lazarus IV Center Auditorium
131 W. North Avenue
About the AIGA Diversity and Inclusion initiative:
The AIGA Diversity and Inclusion Initiative encourages diversity in design education, discourse, and practice to strengthen and expand the relevance of design in all areas of society. For more information regarding this initiative please reach out to local task force member and AIGA DC board member, Dian Holton.