We are striving to create design practices that center those who stand to be most adversely impacted by design decisions in design processes. We work to challenge the ways that design and designers harm Indigenous peoples, communities of color, poor and working class people, the sick and disabled, migrants, LGBTQ people, women and femmes. We use design to imagine and build the world we need to live in — one that is safe and just. We do this by producing work that is based on shared principles of design justice, by growing our international network of design practitioners and advocates, creating critical publications, and curating exhibitions.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS | Allied Media Conference 2017
Does your design practice, creative process, or approach to community organizing align with the principles above?
Do you create and innovate with people who are most affected by design decisions? If so, we invite you to submit a
proposal to the Design Justice Track at AMC2017. We are looking for designers, community organizers, and those who
feel kinship with the principles of design justice to propose hands-on workshops, skillshares, panels, and sessions.
We will also be accepting submitted work to be shared in the Design Justice exhibition space.
We welcome proposals that build upon, demonstrate, and/or seek to challenge the guiding principles of our network.
Sessions should explore:
- Diversity within design practice and community organizing
- Expanding perceived definitions of design
- Examples of design justice principles in action
- Roles of community participation within design justice
- Design justice within Detroit
We would not be able to convene these brilliant minds without your generous support. In addition to taking donations, we will soon have a store that will include merchandise and publications, including self-published zines and other content.