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Oct 15, 2021 By IIDA HQ
Collective D(esign): Season Two Dialogues
With the second iteration of IIDA’s Collective D(esign) series, we brought together thought leaders for design-focused dialogues addressing our rapidly changing world.
By IIDA HQ Oct 15, 2021
Published in Academy

IIDA’s conversation series, Collective D(esign) was born in 2020 as a way for the design community to stay connected and inspired as the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we work, live, and design. The 2021 series continued with dialogues focused on a changing world—return to work, work/life balance shifts, the importance of nurturing education pipelines while planning for a more diverse design industry, and designing spaces to consider the multicultural end-users.

In each episode, IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA was joined by a slate of panelists including designers, educators, and experts working across architecture, design, non-profits, and academia. Each episode is approved for and eligible for 1 IDCEC CEU credit, visit the academy page for more details on these and other CEU opportunities.


Episode One | Adjusting: Design Through Change

In this episode we ask, how are designers, offices, companies, and communities maintaining balance? Many of our late 2020 predicative concepts seem to have already shifted direction as the news of progress with the pandemic changed weekly. Hear from a thoughtful group of design industry professionals as they weighed in on what they saw for 2021 and how they and their firms and organizations seek to thrive, adapt and grow.

Moderated by:
Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA
, Executive Vice President and CEO, IIDA

Panelists:

  • Adaeze Cadet, AIA, NOMA, Principal and Design Director, HKS
  • Susana Covarrubias, IIDA, Design Principal, Gensler
  • Richelle Nolan, IIDA, CCIDC, Principal, IA Interior Architect



For full details on earning 1 IDCEC CEU credit for this program, visit the program academy page.


Episode Two | Rethinking Space and Work-Life Balance

In this episode we explore designing for a hybrid workforce and a reconfigured model of what work/life balance should be. What research and adjacent industries have the design world turned to, to inform more solid predictive models for the new workplace?

Moderated by:
Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA
, Executive Vice President and CEO, IIDA

Panelists:

  • Jennifer Graham, IIDA, Associate Principal, Corporate Interiors, Perkins&Will
  • Sarah Kuchar, IIDA, Creative Director, Kuchar Studios
  • Emily Strain, Vice President and Director of Workplace Strategy, Corgan



For full details on earning 1 IDCEC CEU credit for this program, visit the program academy page.


Episode Three | Design Equity in Action: Growing our Education Pipelines

Nurturing and developing younger students is key to achieving future diversity in the interior design industry. We take a look at how designers and firms are breaking barriers in minority communities and the ways in which new education pipelines can grow.

Moderated by:
Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA
, Executive Vice President and CEO, IIDA

Panelists:

  • Sam Aquillano, Founder and Executive Director of Design Museum Everywhere
  • Maya Bird Murphy, Founder and Executive Director of Chicago Mobile Makers
  • Dr. Angelita Scott, Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Georgia Southern University


For full details on earning 1 IDCEC CEU credit for this program, visit the program academy page.


Episode Four | Decolonizing Design: Moving Beyond 101

A panel of design leaders explore how the design industry can be a force for change and decolonize design—understanding what this means in a multiplicity of ways, and shifting the focus from traditional design influences to a more expansive, multi-ethnic view that examines history, values, and current trends.

Moderated by:
Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIID
A, Executive Vice President and CEO, IIDA

Panelists:
Leyden Lewis
, Instructor, Parsons School of Design, Owner and Creative Director, Leyden Lewis Design
Jennifer Rittner
, Visiting Assistant Professor, Parsons School of Design and Principal at Content Matters
Dori Tunstall
, Dean, Faculty of Design, OCAD University


For full details on earning 1 IDCEC CEU credit for this program, visit the program academy page.

Stay tuned for Collective Design Season 3 in 2022 as we explore shifts in the design industry, innovation and creative drive, and continue important conversations around diversity, inclusion, equity and sustainability.

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