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Equity and Justice in the COVID Age

Equity and Justice in the COVID Age

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Throughout February, SEGD is focusing on the importance of experience design and experience designers to amplify, celebrate and bring Black culture and history to the forefront. To do this, we are sharing a curated weekly series of video presentations from 2020 featuring designers in our SEGD community speaking about their roles in presenting difficult historical topics while engaging audiences through specific design strategies. Next up, on February 17, is “Equity and Justice in the COVID Age” presented by Andy Chen and Waqas Jawaid of Isometric Studio.

Designers Elevating Untold Narratives

Aki Carpenter

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Throughout February, SEGD is focusing on the importance of experience design and experience designers to amplify, celebrate and bring Black culture and history to the forefront. To do this, we are sharing a curated weekly series of video presentations from 2020 featuring designers in our SEGD community speaking about their roles in presenting difficult historical topics while engaging audiences through specific design strategies. On February 10, SEGD shares “Designers Elevating Untold Narratives” presented by SEGD Board Member Aki Carpenter and featuring the design work of Ralph Appelbaum Associates on the National Museum of African American History and Culture, as well as the upcoming Obama Presidential Center.

Truth-Telling and Reconciliation Experiences

Truth-Telling and Reconciliation Experiences

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Throughout February, SEGD is focusing on the importance of experience design and experience designers to amplify, celebrate and bring Black culture and history to the forefront. We are kicking off the month by sharing a curated weekly series of video presentations from 2020 that feature designers in our SEGD community speaking about their roles in presenting difficult historical topics while engaging audiences through specific design strategies. First up, on February 3, is “Truth-Telling and Reconciliation Experiences” presented by L’Rai Arthur-Mensah and Ben Millstein of Local Projects.

SEGD Xlab Interview: Hayley Walsh and Dan Cooper

SEGD Xlab Interview: Hayley Walsh and Dan Cooper

In anticipation of Xlab 2021 starting today, SEGD talks with the event’s first presenters, Hayley Walsh and Dan Cooper of the Manchester-based design firm Centre Screen. In their presentation “Inclusive Experimentation,” sponsored by Stark RFID, Walsh and Cooper explore how “inclusive design” is a central consideration in the development of media elements for the new U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Join Hayley and Dan at 11:00am EST 1/27/21.

SEGD Fellow Committee Update

SEGD Fellow Committee Update

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A legacy of 43 SEGD Fellows has distinguished our organization as the foremost in environmental and experiential design, exemplifying both innovation and excellence. SEGD established the Fellow Award in 1987 and every year recognizes the profession’s laureates: those who are honored for their outstanding and significant contributions to the field over time.

C&G Partners designs new website for the Kress Foundation

C&G Partners creates new website for the Kress Foundation

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The Kress Collection encompasses more than 3,000 works of European art dispersed among regional and academic art museums across the United States with the largest single donation to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Collaborating with designers at C&G Partners, the Kress Foundation recently unveiled a new online art gallery featuring all 3,000+ works using the open source digital platform IIIF. Contributor Franck Mercurio interviews Maya Kopytman (C&G Partners) and Lisa W. Schermerhorn (Kress Foundation) to learn more.

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