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Raising Products: African American and Latinx Designers

A discussion of the work of designers of color -- past, present, and future

Apr 16
  • April 16
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Chicago Design Museum

Raising Products is about making and unmaking. The project will expose the design process and its relation to fabrication, branding, and artisanship, as well as spark conversation about the history of Chicago art and design and its relevance to communities of color.

Panelists will discuss early 19th and 20th century artists and designers of color and their relationship with the contemporary state of art and design. Discussion will also address the future of the field as it concerns people of color and ways to open paths to more opportunities, acknowledgment, and visibility — what systems, structures, platforms, and support do artists and designers of color need to thrive?

The panel is moderated by award-winning designer Norman Teague (blKHaUS studio), with panelists Paola Aguirre (Borderless Studio), Katherine Darnstadt (Latent Design), Yohance Lacour (YJL Sneakers), Obi Nwazota (Orange Skin), and Zoë Ryan (Art Institute of Chicago)

This is event is free and open to the public, with a post-panel reception. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Can’t join us? The event will be live-streamed on Facebook and recorded.

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