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As designers working with communities touched by injustice, we are often presented with a double challenge. On the one hand, we need to be able to speak of situations of inequality, systemic violence and discrimination as urgent matters requiring immediate action. On the other hand, we need to do so in a way that does […]

 

This post originally appeared on designjusticenetwork.org Design’s power lies in its mediation of daily life. Through branding, design communicates the financial status of consumers. Through art direction, it sets standards for which bodies are considered normal and desirable. Through architecture and urban planning, it determines what our neighborhoods look like. These are not just forms […]

 

Since partnering with Feathers of Hope in 2011, the initiative has grown in ways I had not known were possible. This First Nations youth advocacy and dialogue project brings together young people from across Ontario to talk about their experiences and present ideas to decision makers at all levels of government around how to address the inequities they […]