RSA US October Virtual Salon - RSA

RSA US October Salon | decolonizing design after Covid-19

Fellowship events / Online


US Timezones: 8 - 9am PT / 11am - Noon ET

  • Creativity
  • Arts and society
  • Fellowship

A panel of designers and creatives will discuss how the global pandemic is helping to reimagine what a truly inclusive community of creatives can look like in a Covid/After Covid world.

Ric Grefé FRSA, Chair of the Board of RSA US, and Ve Dewey FRSA will respectively host and moderate a panel of designers and creatives who will discuss what design truly is, how to create a truly inclusive community (and not simply talk about it) and what place design has in the new world After Covid (AC).

Panelist biographies: 

  • Joanna Choukier PhD, is the Director of Design and Innovation at the RSA. She is responsible for championing how design for social innovation is applied across the RSA community and programs to create a better future. Click here for her full staff biography.
  • Agustín G. Garza was born and raised in Mexico City and relocated to the United States to study Fine Arts and Graphic Design. A former member of the AIGA National Board, his firm, The Garza Group, has created comprehensive branding programs in the US and Latin America. His lifelong interests in anthropology, and in the role of design as a force for change, have led him to travel extensively to areas where isolated cultures are struggling to preserve their heritage.
  • Elizabeth Tunstall PhD, is the Dean, Faculty of Design at OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario - the first Black woman to hold such a position. At her core she is a design anthropologist, public intellectual, and design advocate who works at the intersections of critical theory, culture, and design. Click here for her wikipedia page.

This event is taking place on Thursday 15 October 2020 at:

  • 8 - 9am PDT
  • 11am - Noon EDT
  • 4 - 5pm BST

RSA US Virtual Salons typically occur on the third Thursday of each month; they aim to create open dialogue and a space for RSA US Fellows to connect across geography over the issues of our times. Join a Salon to get to know other RSA US Fellows and our interests, passions, and perspectives. Salons are supported through the moderation of a volunteer to ensure that a diversity of voices are heard. We invite all Fellows to join this discussion to deepen the ways we can connect with each other across the country!

To access the log-in details to join this free event, please register in advance. Zoom information will be shared 48 hours, 2 hours, and 10 minutes prior to the event start time.

Taking part in RSA online events

For our interactive online events, the RSA uses the platform Zoom. We have found it simple for participants to use while also providing the necessary functionality for an engaging online event.

To participate in the event, you will need to register for a ticket to receive the bespoke link to join. You will be sent detailed instructions via email closer to the event. Attendees will need to register for a free Zoom account and download their software. To understand more about how Zoom uses your data, please read their Privacy Policy in advance.

A decision about recording this event is forthcoming. However, by attending this online event you accept that you will be joining a video-based call as a participant.

If you have any questions, or to let us know of any access requirements or reasonable adjustments you require, please email: [email protected]

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