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S7:E4 - Should we all be thinking about design justice?

In this episode, we talk about design justice with Wesley Taylor, Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and steering committee member at the Design Justice Network, and Boaz Sender, the principal at Bocoup.

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Wesley Taylor

Wesley Taylor is a print maker, graphic designer, musician, animator, educator, mentor, and curator. Wesley roots his practice in performance and social justice. Wesley’s individual practice is inextricably linked to his collective practices, which consists of a constellation of collectives he has helped form for over 20 years which includes Design Justice Network, Complex Movements, Talking Dolls Detroit. Wesley is currently an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Graphic Design.

Boaz Sender

Boaz Sender is the founder of Bocoup, an inclusive technology consulting firm. Along with running Bocoup day-to-day, Boaz contributes to other projects related to art, technology, and social justice including Design Justice, StopLAPDSyping, and the Processing Foundation

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individual practice is inextricably linked to his collective practices, which consists of a constellation of collectives he has helped form for over 20 years which includes Design Justice Network, Complex Movements, Talking Dolls Detroit. Wesley is currently an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Graphic Design.Boaz Sender
Boaz Sender is the founder of Bocoup, an inclusive technology consulting firm. Along with running Bocoup day-to-day, Boaz contributes to other projects related to art, technology, and social justice including Design Justice, StopLAPDSyping, and the Processing Foundation

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Fiewor John

Awesome discussion. Really enjoyed the overall idea of proactively building, even from design stage with the community in mind. The whole idea of thinking about the impact of decisions on the community being affected by these decisions is entirely amazing.

And love that Boaz mentioned the way you can practically apply these design thinking principles in your processes.

I'm new in the tech world (looking for my first job), but I'm thrilled that humane discussions and actions based on these discussions are a thing!