October 16-25 2020
Achieving inclusion is all the talk in this landmark year of the census, elections, protests and a global pandemic. If 2020 is the point of no return, what better time to take a snapshot of who we are, and what we want to be, than NOW.
For 10 days, #MDW20 brings you thought-provoking, playful and yes, radically inclusive events that put your inner designers to work on building a more equitable future.
Design plays a huge role in how we got here. As a tool for change, its track record is abysmal, leaving too many people out of decision-making, and too few points of view in focus. But it doesn't have to be that way. Who and how much we take into account toward a fully-inclusive community is not an elusive number. It's 100% of us*. Through inclusion, we're redesigning design itself – into a process that invites all us to discover what we can become, and how we can make it happen.
* Humans, non-humans, cosmologies, geologies, and ontologies.
Image: Photo of "FreshAir Montclair" exhibit window at Pure Energy, downtown Montclair. Photo credit: 73 See Gallery