The London 2017 and Athens 2019 exhibitions
The London 2017 and Athens 2019 exhibitions offered 15 diverse and inclusive projects, the London 2019 exhibition (forthcoming) commissioned by the CHC and the Cyprus Ministry of culture to showcase 9 Cypriot diverse and inclusive design proposals.
We were also commissioned to develop the CHC Diversity and Inclusion Arts Policy which proposes a new paradigm of research governance that foregrounds transparency, personal choice and collaboration over design diversity and inclusion (June 2019).
The research exhibitions are covered by London Design Festival & partners. The LDF attracted 588,200 individual visitors from over 75 countries and was reported widely, including Design Week, Icon. The research drew on a number of publications (exhibition catalogues 2018, 2019 and BST Journal 2019) detailing research was reviewed at the BW issue (2018), and the Neurodiversity and Digital Inclusion annual report. (2018) The work was originally funded by EXONERA, ECOLUXE London and CHC.
Find out more: diversity + inclusivity by Design international exhibition
Featured in London Design Festival 2017
To design inclusively is to engage people deeply throughout the design process, to share our practices and to amalgamate people’s unique knowledge into design interventions. The d+iD exhibition and future research hub will explore how design can empower individuals in a variety of contexts in order to improve our way of living in the world. Such work could initiate discussions, debates and research to positively impact our social and interdisciplinary landscapes.
The University of Greenwich and the Stephen Lawrence Gallery are holding its first international exhibition of design works exploring how designers empower individuals in a variety of contexts to improve our way of living in the world (Sept 2017).
The exhibition is the starting point to bring together people from diverse fields and degrees of expertise, aiming to initiate discussions, debates and research under the field of diversity and inclusivity by design and develop a specialised research hub under our current CPDA research group.
Exhibition opening and d+iD Research launch
The d+iD exhibition is now on and part of the design Festival. Approximately 120 people from various disciplines visited the exhibition in the successful private view. The exhibition explores how designers empower individuals in a variety of contexts to improve our way of living in the world. The exhibition showcases 15 design and art works from around the globe with a common objective: What is enabled when designers design with, and for others?
Our selection of works demonstrate design thinking through multidisciplinary approaches that positively impact our social and interdisciplinary landscapes. The exhibition reflects on developments in diversity and inclusivity by design since the 1940s. These works focus on design as a holistic action with the capacity to simultaneously engage conceptual and practical shifts that make our society a place with no boundaries.
To design inclusively is to engage people deeply throughout the design process, to share our practices and to amalgamate people’s unique knowledge into design interventions, where design acts inclusively regardless of disability, gender, ethnicity, vulnerability, language and age.