Celebrating Black History Month

Spotlight on upcoming events, accounts to follow, and recently published articles about the work, talent, and contributions of Black interior designers in Canada and the U.S.

Creative Voices: Honoring Black History Month
Interior Design magazine
Feb. 22, 2021

Side hustle creates a boss by design
By Jake Perez, LinkedIn News
Feb. 3, 2021

Need to see original art? DesignTO’s festival is designed to be seen from outdoors
By Sue Carter, Toronto Star
Jan. 22, 2021

This Digital Library Is Bringing Overdue Recognition to Marginalized Designers
By Elissaveta M. Brandon, Architectural Digest
Dec. 16, 2020

How OCAD’s Dori Tunstall is rewriting the rules of design education
By Doreen Lorenzo, Fast Company
Aug. 18, 2020

Black Interior Designers You Should be Following on Instagram: Quarantine Inspiration
By Lara Weber, Neri magazine
Nov. 11, 2020

 

Upcoming events:

Behind Closed Doors: Racial Disparities in Design – Part III
IDC, Toronto, Canada
Feb. 25, 2021

Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America
MoMA, NYC, USA
Feb. 21, 2021 – May 31, 2021


Accounts to follow:

Black Canadian Interior Designers
Connecting Black Canadian Interior Designers (Decorators) – Promoting diversity in the Design Industry
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackcanadianinteriordesigners

Black Architects and Interior Designers Association (BAIDA)
BAIDA supports diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession of architecture and interior design.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/baida.to/
Web: https://www.baida.ca/

Decanthropy
Inclusive design consultancy based in Toronto, Ont.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/decanthropy/
Web: https://decanthropy.com/

Black Designers of Canada
Exists to highlight and amplify black designers across Canada. The first-ever comprehensive Canadian index celebrating black excellence in design.
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/blackdesignersofcanada
Web: https://blackdesignersofcanada.com/

Building Equality in Architecture (BEA)
Independent organization dedicated to supporting equality and diversity in the profession.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beat_to/
Web: http://www.beatoronto.com/

 

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