Can Design Save Us? Design vs. diversity | Episode: 7 | Længde: 40 minutter


Why are the designers of colour missing in action?

White designers still make up more than 70 per cent of the industry, according to the Design Census. So, why are the designers of colour missing in action?

This month, we chat with up-and-coming designer Mitzi Okou, Founder of ‘Where are the Black Designers?’. Okou candidly shares her experiences as a young designer pushing for systemic change, moving the Black design narrative away from tragedy, and why prioritising diversity in design is the biggest opportunity we have as an industry – both for society and business.

Writer & Host: Lesley Price
Producer: Sidsel Kaae Nørgaard
Composer: Kristina Lilleskov
Soundbite: Vanity Fair & TEDx Talks

About the podcast series Can design save us?

Exploring the good, bad, complex and controversial

Can design save us? is a series exploring design as a pioneering force for good. The Index Project dives into the most pressing problems of our time and talk to the bright minds using design to solve them.

Episode 0 is an introduction to design to improve life with their CEO Liza Chong. The episode provides an insightful trip down memory lane while giving new listeners a snapshot of what The Index Project is all about. They discuss some of the world’s most iconic and impactful designs, from the Apple iPod to the Tesla Roadster.

As the series unfolds, The Index Project will speak with a diverse range of frontline pioneers and explore questions such as: Is our future to be purely digital? Can space exploration save humanity? And, is there such a thing as sustainable fashion?

Published on February 23rd 2021

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