Many designers want to design for social equity. But what does it look like to design with a community, instead of “for” them?
Through an interactive design challenge, participants will practice a number of tools developed to build equitable partnerships between designers and the communities they work with. The tools explore how to approach a community, build relational trust, recruit co-designers, negotiate power and launch a project. After the challenge, participants will begin planning how to apply these tools to projects they are currently working on.
This workshop was developed in collaboration by Reflex Design Collective and Tania Anaissie of Equity Design Lab and presented at SxSW 2018.