Want to learn more about Community Design, a design framework from the 1960's and 70's that's gained resurgence over the last few years for its focus on redirecting control of design outcomes to communities? Tune into FLOX Studio's Instagram Live on the @core77 Instagram this Wednesday, February 17th at 10:30 AM EST, where FLOX Studio founder Sloan Leo will be discussing the principles of Community and their upcoming summer intensive at SVA, "Community Design for Leaders".
FLOX Studio founder Sloan Leo
This Instagram Live session will be a great opportunity for anyone interested to introduce themselves to the foundations of Community Design, and learn more about what they will take away after attending FLOX Studio x SVA DSI's 2-week design intensive in June 2021.
Want to remind yourself of the event before we go live on Instagram? Set a reminder on your calendar by clicking here.
Join the SVA "Community Design for Leaders" Summer Intensive!
"Community Design For Leaders: Beyond Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) to Power, Belonging and Interdependence (PBI)"
If every leader achieved their goals of representational diversity - what would happen next? How do we truly relocate power and decision making in our organizational structures, strategies, and culture? How do we collectively understand and envision the future of organizational leadership; a future where power isn't held by one, but by many.
This paradigm shift will require leaders to adopt new mindsets, develop new best practices, and build new relationships. It will require bravery, creativity, and resilience -- and space for collective inquiry. And the good news is, there's a path.
Community Design is a community-generated design framework from the 1960s and 70's that's made a resurgence in the last several years. Unlike Human-Centered-Design, Community Design provides a path to shift not only WHO is doing the work but WHAT the work is and HOW it is done.
Leaders will leave with:
Knowledge - A deep understanding of the role of design in private and public sector mission-driven work; and what it means for your leadership practice
Resources -Models, templates, tools, and tactics to shift to a framework of power, belonging, and inclusion
Community - New relationships and a virtual community of support, scholarship, and practice
This intensive is facilitated by Sloan Leo (they/them), the Founder & CEO of FLOX Studio Inc. and faculty in the MFA Design for Social Innovation (DSI) program. For more information on FLOX Studio and Sloan Leo, check them out here. For more information about MFA DSI check them out here.
All profits from this course will be used to support MFA DSI's new Equity in Design Scholarship Fund. We created the scholarship to address intersectional inequalities in design and promote equitable opportunities starting with our own student community. This will be our first time offering the scholarship, which will grant $10,000 to an incoming student each year. We seek to grow and iterate on this initiative to create pathways in design to support and sustain diverse, creative leaders.