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Design without Labels – Design Equity Strategies for All People

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Design without Labels – Design EquityTM Strategies for All People

We live in a world of labels—corporate, hospitality, senior, millennial, black, white, affordable, high-end, etc. While these descriptors and identifiers may have been intended to support sales, marketing and other functions, they have essentially created a more polarized human experience and hindered creativity and Design Equity™. These labels prevent design professionals from thinking outside of the box and providing the best possible solutions for clients. Labels have made design seem out of reach for some people, when well-designed spaces should be a standard for all, not a luxury for a few.

As the second webinar in DCBIA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion series, Kia Weatherspoon, Founder + Principal, Determined by Design, will help you recognize the impact of labels, demographics and data on the design process. She will share her mission of Design Equity™, challenging professionals to approach projects with a focus on community and the collective human experience. Kia believes that change is possible through design. By adjusting language and spearheading a more inclusive design process, architects and designers can create with empathy and develop thoughtful concepts that tell stories, connect people and unite communities. Through this presentation, Kia will challenge firms and design professionals to support an inclusive design process in order to properly reflect the communities they serve and inspire the next generation of designers and architects.

This event is free for members. $15 for non-DCBIA members (real estate industry/business only).

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