An intricate, abstract black and white drawing

Twelve\Twenty Studio, the one about calcite, 2020. Courtesy atiya jones.

In Conversation: Where are the Black Makers, Artists, and Designers?


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Conclude Black History Month with a discussion on representation in design and the national maker community. This is a dedicated conversation on paving pathways for Black craftspeople today. Join in on this panel discussion with makers and designers as they talk about the work, challenges, and importance of creating accessible entry points and visibility for Black creatives.

This Design in Conversation was developed in partnership with Origins, which celebrates and supports Black artists, makers, designers, and craftspeople working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


  • Alicia Volcy from NOMApgh
  • Nisha Blackwell, founder of Knotzland and exhibition participant
  • Kia Weatherspoon, Determined by Design

Zoom links will be emailed upon registration.

Want to attend this program but can't make it? Register now, and you'll receive an email after the event is over with a link to watch it any time on-demand!

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