Wednesday, March 8 is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is #EmbraceEquity.
We’re joining the global conversation about the importance of equity and inclusion for all genders. We recognize this ability to openly share our voices is not a privilege afforded to everyone.
At DIALOG, we are committed to promoting gender equity both internally and through our designs, with an effort to build more equitable and inclusive communities for all genders. We believe that it is essential to recognize that different individuals and groups have different needs and challenges. To create fair and inclusive communities, we must go beyond simply treating everyone the same.
Today, as a Practice, we’re hosting events across our studios intended to educate and raise awareness of gender equity, including the panel discussion Cities from Her Perspective: Allies for Equity, with all proceeds going to Women Building Futures. We’re engaging in open conversations to reflect on our own lived experiences, screening “Women in Architecture,” and joining Workout for Women’s Day, with all proceeds going to Pacific Immigrant Resources Society, an organization that supports immigrant and refugee women.
Designing for Equity
As designers, we have a responsibility to remove barriers and create inclusive spaces that serve and support all those who inhabit them. To consider the differences in how one might experience a transit system, workplace, or city, we must proactively seek out the voices and perspectives of those who don’t always have a seat at the table.
How is the lens of equitable design applied in our work?