Diversity + Design: A Panel Discussion

About the Event

Join us at The Branch Museum on Thursday, February 23rd at 6 PM for a panel discussion about Diversity in Design.

The panel includes professionals in graphic design and branding, architecture, furniture design, and urban planning, who will share the state of diversity in their respective fields, their experiences, and discuss how we continue to advance the diversification of design fields.

About 84% of all designers in America are white. 3-3.5% are Black. Aspiring designers, design professionals, and design institutions are working toward increasing diversity within the design community, but there is still much work to be done. Join us for this inaugural discussion at The Branch about what change looks like in Richmond and beyond.

Prior to the panel, we encourage attendees to visit our current exhibition, Characters: Type + Progress, curated by researcher and type designer Tré Seals, founder of Vocal Type, a diversity-driven type studio

“When a singular perspective dominates an industry, regardless of technological advancements, there can (and has been) only one way of thinking, teaching, and creating. This lack of diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, and gender has led to a lack of diversity in thought, systems (like education), ideas, and, most importantly, creations.”

– Tré Seals

When & Where
Fri, Feb 17, 2023 - Thu, Feb 23, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220