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Happy Black History Month

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Happy Black History Month
By Tyler Gindraux • Issue #20 • View online
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Text: This Week
Text: This Week
It’s Black History Month in the United States and Canada, so I’m hoping like to spend this month’s issue celebrating the contributions of Black people within participatory design.
To start, many of the resources featured in past issues of Design With are initiatives started, led or championed by Black people. From the HairStory initiative, to Creative Reaction Lab, over to NOW at Hunter’s Point and the Kibera Public Space project, plus so many more… It’s clear there is no shortage of incredible Black-led initiatives and Black designers, researchers, architects, urbanists, and so on.
What’s also clear is how important it is to that we make efforts to find, share, support, listen and learn from this incredible work – through all 12 months of the year. Which is to say, this is by no means an exhaustive list.
Okay, that’s plenty from me! Here are a few gems to start with.
Text: "When we think about the way that we can re-democratize that process to re-center the people who live in these communities... I think that participatory design is really the only way we can think about it." Dr. Christina Harrington
Text: "When we think about the way that we can re-democratize that process to re-center the people who live in these communities... I think that participatory design is really the only way we can think about it." Dr. Christina Harrington
Thanks
Please do feel free to share additional materials, inspiring people and their work, or maybe your own work as a Black person in this field. I would love nothing more than to hear about and share your work. Already looking forward to seeing you back here in March, ta!
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