Inclusive Communities

Inclusive Communities

  • 14 September 2021, 10am – 1pm
  • Online

Free, register here

Join us for a free public lecture and workshop exploring conditions and practices that help to create an inclusive environment for online participation. We’ll use storytelling, visual mapping and reflective activities to provoke new perspectives and insights.

  • 10am–12pm: Workshop: “Relational ways of being through design”, hosted by Kirsty Moegerlein
    Dr Kirsty Moegerlein is a designer, researcher and artist, living on Wurundjeri country, in Melbourne.
  • 12–1pm: Lecture by Simon Goodrich, Portable
    Simon Goodrich is Co-Founder of Portable, a purpose-driven digital design agency with a mission to address social need and policy failure in the community using human-centred design and technology. Simon is an Honorary Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School and Melbourne School of Government at The University of Melbourne; is the Australian Ambassador for the New York-based International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, dubbed the Oscars for Online; a fellow of the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre at Victoria University, a leading justice innovation body and is a past National President of AIMIA, at the time the peak digital body in Australia.

This event is a part of Diversity and Inclusion Week and is a collaboration between Design Fringe and Monash Design.

Monash Art, Design and Architecture has partnered with the Design Fringe to explore big questions. As part of the program a small group of emerging student designers will interrogate design problems that matter and that explore a range of issues related to diversity and inclusion. Students will work collaboratively, in small groups and intensively over the course of a 1-week immersive program to response to social problems that concern and are submitted by the public. These problems will relate to Design Fringe’s key focus areas: disability access, sustainability, gender equity, and First Nations. Work will be exhibited in a digital exhibition at the end of the program.

As part of the Melbourne Fringe, the Design Fringe celebrates innovation across design of all kinds. This Diversity and Inclusion project is seen to be a centrepiece of the new Design Fringe program, creating space for cross-disciplinary collaboration and conceptual development, and for addressing key areas in which design can address societal change.

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