Bias In Design: Three Provocations, a DDes/Ph.D. Spring Symposium

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Event Description

This symposium brings together researchers, scholars, and practitioners to engage in a dialogue addressing the bias embedded in such fields and contexts as data and research, planning and design, and identity and space. At the heart of this is a much-needed discussion about how we can collectively design a more equitable and just future. Enjoy three live sessions, interactive networking with symposium attendees, a workbook, and a discussion featuring all panelists.

Organized by students from the DDes and Ph.D. programs at the GSD.

Symposium Schedule:

11:00 – 11:05 am Welcome by Symposium Organizers

11:05 – 11:10 pm Greeting by Dean Sarah Whiting

11:10 – 11:35 pm Bias in Identity Formation, Moderated by Sabrina Osmany

11:35 – 12:05 pm Bias in Data Research, Moderated by Aisha Densmore-Bey

12:05 -12:20 pm Intermission/Networking Session

12:20 – 12:45 pm Bias in Space, Moderated by Esesua Ikpefan

12:45 -1:10 pm Speaker Discussion, Moderated by Ashley Tannebaum

Conclusion Ali Malkawi + Erika Naginski (DDes and Ph.D. Dept. Heads)

How to Join

Register to attend this event here.

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If you have any questions about this event, please contact Aisha Densmore-Bey at [email protected].

Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the Public Programs Office at (617) 496-2414 or [email protected].