The exhibition showcases co-design research and explores how diverse and inclusive design become the ultimate communication tool to connect the world to go beyond expected boundaries, through a range of trans-disciplinary approaches that positively impact our social and political landscapes. These works share a common objective: What is enabled when designers design with, and for, others?
The Practice Design Researchers have been collectively selected by the exhibition curators, Dr Anastasios Maragiannis, Deputy Head of the School of Design at the University of Greenwich, Dr Marios Psaras, Cultural Counsellor at the Cyprus High Commission, and researcher-designer Mala Siamptani (UAL).
Featured artists: Maya Angeli (Set Design), Alina Babaletsos (Flower Performance Design), Alexandros Kosmidis (Communication Design), Maria Papaleontiou (Architecture), Stacey Pitsillides (Design Research), Magdalene Theodorou (Fashion Design), and Mala Siamptani (Participatory Wearables).
Design: Hakim Ben Ahmed, Scott Paul Joseph and Giulia Romagnoli.
Gallery Director: David Waterworth
Gallery Assistant: Francesco Imola
About d+iD research and the catalogue: www.diversityinclusivity.design/empowering
About the Cyprus High Commission Cultural Section: www.culturalchc.co.uk
Diversity + Inclusivity by Design: Empowering Individuals is part of London Design Festival '19 : https://www.londondesignfestival.com/events/diversity-inclusivity-design