Black communities are living with the impact of systems and services that were not designed to meet our needs. Our outcomes across health, education, employment and criminal justice, suffer as a consequence.
For real change to happen, we must find new ways to design more and design differently with our communities – shifting inequalities which keep us from thriving.
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An inhouse dedicated space for designing the ideas, services and solutions which need to exist for Black communities but currently don’t. All research inquiries are influenced by Black communities, led by us and funded through our profits or in partnership with allies.
Project: Our Joy
The need: Black communities have once again been faced with the realities of racial injustice, resurfaced by the COVID-19 pandemic. From our loss of lives to livelihoods – the disproportionate effects are hard to escape.
Our question: How do we create spaces of joy and connection for Black communities in order to build our collective resilience?
Funding Partner: The National Lottery Community Fund
We are building a vibrant community of existing and future Black designers committed to change for Black communities. We support them to develop their design practice, build connections and use design as their tool for change.
Project: Change by Design: Rooted Community Event
The need: Black Designers want to be connected to each other, and work which impacted our communities. This event held at the Africa Centre explored design and inequalities.
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