Pierce Gordon: Design by the 99%

A DePaul School of Design event in celebration of Black History Month

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SPOTLIGHT ON BLACK DESIGNERS: Dr. Pierce Gordon

Design By the 99%: How Equity + Design Should Remake the World

TALK

Liberatory transformation requires radical honesty. Our world, and institutions that support design inside it, have been a part of a historical legacy that institutionalizes oppression across the world. Before we build a new future, however, we must work to pool, create, and support new tools that imagine the future at all scopes. Fortunately, communities that leverage the values of equity and the practice of design are building bridges forward. This talk, among others, is a manifesto for the DePaul community who wants to learn the why, who, and how of this burgeoning field.

About Dr. Pierce Gordon

Pierce Gordon is an innovation catalyst, researcher, facilitator, and evaluator, impassioned by the space between transformation and liberation.

As the Director of the Equity Innovation studio at Think Rubix, a Black-led social innovation consultancy, Dr. Gordon serves as a researcher, facilitator, evaluator, and change catalyst that uses Equity Innovation to shape our collective future.

He’s taught courses in design, evaluation, international development, and equity across four continents, co-designed partnerships, products, and services with local and international change-makers to support social change, and researched the complexity, evaluation, and emergence of design and innovation across the world.

Wednesday, February 24 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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