AIGA NY Community Update: Fall 2020

  • We have been discussing writings and statements by Black people in the design community in New York, across the country, and over time. These lived experiences reveal patterns of racism within AIGA behavior, culture, and leadership on the national and chapter level.
  • We have been learning from the work of purpose-driven design communities that center marginalized people, focus on justice, and challenge harmful power dynamics.
  • We conducted a survey where 184 people in our community shared their concerns and calls for change. If you participated, thank you. We will be following up with the results in a future update.
  • Building equity directly into our chapter’s mission statement and bylaws to share in February 2021
  • Formalizing our governance with a focus on more transparent and accountable decision-making processes
  • Programming events with a renewed focus on inclusion and the needs of the current moment
  • Creating a new code of conduct for our chapter and community
  • Building a coalition of stakeholders with shared goals
  • Continuing to work with educators on urgent resource needs for students
  • Establishing more open communication about the board’s work, planning, and process
  • Improving the ways we ask for feedback and insights from the community
  • Sharing quarterly community updates about our deliberations and the rationale for our decisions moving forward
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