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Design + Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Friday, October 29, 2021 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Research at the Intersection of
Design + Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Anne H. Berry
Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Design

Anne H. Berry is a writer and designer whose research focuses on race/representation and educational pedagogy in the field of design. She is co-creator of the award-winning project Ongoing Matter: Democracy, Design, and the Mueller Report, and managing editor of the forthcoming book The Black Experience in Design.

Design history and educational canons have traditionally favored European modernist influences, sidelining the work and experiences of Black designers, educators, and students in the process. Ms. Berry will focus on the ways design educators and practitioners are utilizing research as a means of promoting diverse and inclusive practices, as well as the ways designers are confronting systematic disparities of diverse ethnic/racial representation in the aftermath of the 2020 nationwide Black Lives Matter protests.