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Keynote: Racism Untaught by Lisa Mercer and Terry Moses

Keynote: Racism Untaught by Lisa Mercer and Terresa Moses

We have a special keynote talk for the theme of designing for dignity by Professors Lisa Elzy Mercer and Terresa Moses. It is called Racism Untaught, which will include live Q&A from our online audience.

Description of the Keynote Talk

Racism Untaught is focused on cultivating learning environments for people to further explore issues of race and racism, from the obvious to the invisible. Racism Untaught is a framework that was inspired by the need to incorporate design-led interventions into the design research process to assists participants in identifying racialized design and critically assess anti-racist design approaches. Developed by Lisa Elzey Mercer and Terresa Moses, this toolkit is meant for educators, students, and organizations interested in uncovering design that perpetuates elements of racism and creating artifacts, systems, and/or experiences that help re-imagine racialized design.

Mercer and Moses will share how the framework assists people in identifying, contextualizing, and reimagining forms of racialized design, designs that perpetuate elements of racism. This provides individuals in academia, industry, and community with the tools necessary to foster conversations and learning environments focused on diversity, inclusion, and equity. The identifiers focused on include critically analyzing and identifying artifacts of racialized design (more obvious); shared experiences of microaggressions and implicit bias (less obvious), and systemic forms of racism and how we and our culture perpetuates them (essentially invisible).

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