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SF Design Week: Design Thinking for Social Justice

We at Reflex Design Collective believe in revealing the political in design practice. In a world where oppressive structures keep communities from reaching the social, cultural, economic, and holistic lives they aim to engage in, we present to SF Design Week community a design thinking space which addresses issues of social justice. We welcome designers, activists, business folk, community leaders, the marginalized, and the allies of all types to address the collective wicked problems.

We intend upon developing spaces of reflection, narrative building, brainstorming, prototyping, and testing towards addressing issues that are technological political, social, and otherwise complex. We introduce our main theory: that these problems live in political spaces, and as a result, we as designers must append political thought to current design practice (understanding our biases, learning the history behind complex issues, and democratizing the practice of design) when addressing these problems.

Later Event: December 9
D3 Innovation Think Tank