The global resurgence of civil rights issues fueled by the Black Lives Matter movement has exposed the lack of diversity in a whole host of industries and sectors. Not immune to this, design across disciplines acutely reminds us that systemic racism within businesses of all types and tendencies still exists.

According to AIGA, only 3 per cent of designers across disciplines are Black. Why is the BIPOC community so strikingly underrepresented? How can we take steps to break down these barriers and ultimately make the industry more inclusive? Is it even possible to design for change if the industry itself is part of the problem?

Connecting the interior-design community with events that facilitate progressive thinking and fuel innovation in the spatial-design industry is what our #FrameLive series is all about. For the next edition in the series of talks with Frame founder Robert Thiemann, we discuss the design industry’s lack of diversity and attempt to identify positive steps forward to create more access, visibility and representation for these communities within design. Read on for the details and how to sign up.

#FrameLive Presents: All inclusive? How to create diversity in the design industry

25 June 2020 at 16.00 CEST

According to AIGA, only 3 per cent of designers across disciplines are Black. Why is the BIPOC community so strikingly underrepresented? How can we take steps to break down these barriers and ultimately make the industry more inclusive? Is it even possible to design for change if the industry itself is part of the problem? Join our panellists Bhavin Taylor, a London-based interior designer and Stephen Burks, founder and director of Stephen Burks Man Made, in conversation with Robert Thiemann, Frame founder and director. 

This event is hosted on Zoom – register yourself to secure a spot here.

Stay tuned, we’ll be announcing more talks and workshops every week. Interested in participating in our #FrameLive programme? Reach out to us to discover the possibilities here.