We encouraging diversity in design education, discourse, and practice to strengthen and expand the relevance of design in all areas of society.
Despite progress made over the course of AIGA’s 100-year history, especially since its landmark 1991 symposium (“Why is graphic design 93% white?”), there are vast opportunities to support a more diverse audience of design students, practitioners, managers, thinkers, enthusiasts, clients, consumers, and policy makers.
Recent passionate conversations among AIGA members have catalyzed a new Diversity & Inclusion Initiative to augment ongoing AIGA programs with new ideas and resources that take a comprehensive approach, considering race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience. Join us to:
- Celebrate a diverse array of influential designers, including historical figures and contemporary role models.
- Cultivate greater opportunity, awareness of diversity issues, and inclusive design cultures.
- Connect with students, emerging designers, and like-minded groups to support a broader range of future practitioners and leaders.