Designing Social Change: A Conversation with Lesley-Ann Noel
Delve into discussions on Afrofuturism, the role of design in shaping futures, and how marginalized communities can redefine themselves as agents of change. Dr. Noel will guide us through design's potential to challenge systemic barriers and envision inclusive futures.
Apr 19
17:00 - 18:00 GMT
12:00 - 13:00 EST
9:00 - 10:00 PST
18:00 - 19:00

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Dive deep into the transformative world of design with Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel in our upcoming live session, Designing Social Change. Building on the dynamic and engaging discussions from our previous course, "Designing Africa and the Diaspora," this webinar will revisit critical conversations around emancipatory design and the power of rooting our past in visions of the future.

Our talk will reflect on how we, as individuals from historically marginalized and oppressed communities, can redefine ourselves as agents of change. This discussion will push beyond defining our identities solely through trauma, opening up a dialogue about richer, more abundant histories, narratives, and ideas that empower and shape our futures.

Who Should Attend:

This webinar is a must-attend for designers, social innovators, educators, students, and anyone passionate about the role of design in societal transformation. If you are intrigued by the intersection of culture, history, and design, and how these elements can foster significant social change, join us for an enlightening discussion.

To watch the Lesley-Ann's lesson on Afrofuturism enroll in our course Designing Africa and the Diaspora.

  • Introduction to "Design Social Change" and Dr. Lesley-Ann
  • The Role of Design in Social Change
  • Overcoming Structural Impediments
  • Becoming Worldbuilders
  • Design for Everyone
  • Q&A

Meet our speakers

Dr Lesley-Ann Noel
Liberatory Designer
Lesley-Ann is an educator and designer who practices design through emancipatory, critical and anti-hegemonic lenses, focusing on equity, social justice and the experiences of people who are often excluded from design research. Her research also highlights the work of designers outside of Europe and North America as an act of decolonizing design.
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