Designers Institute public forum workshops: Update

Designers Institute of New Zealand: AKL: October 9,WGN: October 11, CHC: October 17, 2018

The first in the public forum workshops organised by the Designers Institute of New Zealand is Auckland, Tuesday, 9th October. Details below, get along, take part, have your say!

As announced by DINZ to their membership in a newsletter update:

Diversity and Inclusivity in the Design Industry

In response to a desire for a conversation around the importance of diverse and inclusive representation in our industry, we have workshop dates as below.

Outline of the session:

  • Welcome and purpose of the workshops
  • Overview of the session
  • Establishing our shared values as a community
  • The best way to effect change and move forward as a collective

Facilitators: Trish Lui, Catalyst Pacific Ltd. Paula Feathers will join Trish on Tuesday 9th October.

Workshop One
Date: Tuesday 9th October
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Warren & Mahoney Architects
139 Pakenham Street West

Workshop Two
Date: Thursday 11th October
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: City Gallery

Workshop Three
Date: Wednesday 17th October
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Warren & Mahoney Architects
254 Montreal Street

Questions for the Designers Institute:

How will DINZ reach the wider design community, including non-members, and those not in the three cities?

Will the sessions be recorded? Will they be live-streamed for those who would like to be there but are unable to attend?

Will there be the opportunity to submit questions or concerns, thoughts and ideas beforehand? Will there be a way for people to participate online via text messaging or live-feed during the evening?

As posted in 40/3 to 43/2, Designers Speak (Up) maintains, along with the call for 50/50 male/female representation on awards juries and the institute’s Board (a flick of the switch), that a professional, independent audit of the Designers Institute of New Zealand is required to discover where processes have gone so dreadfully astray, and how these processes might be turned around. The workshops offer an opportunity for all designers and others, DINZ members and non-members — anyone — with an interest in the gender balance and cultural diversity kaupapa to have their say.

See for this series and other events including Design Assembly’s Diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand Design — what does it mean and why does it matter? Spring Conversations, planned for October.

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