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Presented by MFA Design for Social Innovation

Ideas in Action: The Privilege of The Margins – Online

Apr 9, 2020, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ideas in Action: The Privilege of the Margins event description with photos of the speakers

As we all adapt to COVID-19, how can we ensure that we remain vigilant about our values and steadfast in our commitment to social justice? Join MFA Design for Social Innovation's designer-in-residence Sloan Leo and Rajasvini Bhansali, executive director of Solidaire Network, and Urvashi Vaid, founder and CEO of The Vaid Group, for an intimate dialogue on power, privilege and the importance of centering the perspectives of communities at the margins. Register here to attend.


About Ideas in Action

We are a species and planet in a time of significant upheaval—and in this time of disruption, there is an urgent need to strengthen the resilience of our communities where we live, work and play. The social design field, despite its nascence, provides opportunity to leverage design interventions in places, spaces and processes that create the enabling conditions for the cultural phenomenon we call community. We must ask ourselves: how can social innovation as a design practice connect more deeply with social innovation as it is practiced by movements, institutions and people seeking justice? What tools and frameworks can social innovators learn from social designers and vice versa?


Drawing upon grassroots organizing tactics, community-based, human-centered design, biomimetic innovation and other fields, these dialogues will explore shared values, language, approaches and aspirations between the fields of social design and social justice.


Join Designer-in-Residence Sloan Leo for a series of curated conversations exploring innovations in community building.

Free and open to the public