The Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, is pleased to announce the launch of the Design Initiative for Diversity and Inclusion this April 2021.
Social inclusion is a term used to describe a society in which the existence of all people, including those who have been inhibited by society due to disability, poverty, race, nationality, or sexual orientation, is respected. To realize such an inclusive society, we need to design goods, things, services, and social systems in a different way than before. It is also essential to design these as an integrated “system” and implement it in society. The Design Initiatives for Diversity & Inclusion is an educational research institute that leads the way in creating a society that generates healthy growth and new values of affluence by providing services that meet diverse needs and designing a “system” to draw out the potential of individuals.
The Design Initiatives for Diversity & Inclusion is an organization that promotes collaboration among researchers and plays the role of a think tank. It serves as a hub for industry, academia, government, and the private sector, in order to design the “systems” of care and employment in local communities, which are composed of goods, things, services, and social systems, in an integrated manner under the new concept of an inclusive society. It also operates them appropriately. To achieve this goal, the Design Initiatives for Diversity & Inclusion will carry out its activities with a constant awareness of the interconnectedness of research, education, practice, and advocacy.
For more information on the Design Initiatives for Diversity & Inclusion, click here.
More information on the workshops of Design Initiatives & Inclusion can be found here;
What Design Can Do for an Inclusive Diversity Society – Faculty of Design x Inclusion Support Promotion Office
The 3rd Design for Social Inclusion Workshop “LGBTs and Design for an Inclusive Society
Report of the 3rd Design for Social Inclusion Workshop
The 4th Design for Social Inclusion Workshop @ Online “Diversity and Science.”
The 5th Design for Social Inclusion Workshop “Prenatal and Postnatal Support and Childcare Support.”
April 1st, 2021
Design Initiative for Diversity ＆ Inclusion