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Join us to listen to our 2021 Cultivate Grant Recipient – Bethany DeLine, CID – present her research on the impact of Prison Labor and Interior Design Products.
As our industry grapples with calls for equity and inclusion, the manufacturing supply chain is an overlooked area that has seen its share of disagreements on the topic of prison industry labor – an industry whose participants include many well-known furniture and textile brands specified by interior designers. This course explains the role of ID-related products to correctional industries and vocational programs in federal and state-level carceral systems. Through the lens of social responsibility and ethics, the history of prison work programs is introduced, as well as perspectives from vocal industry players including the government, activist, business-owner, incarcerated worker, and prison leadership perspective. This course includes results from a 2021 survey of furniture and textile companies that participate in correctional industries. Ethical design frameworks such as equity-centered design, the equity x design framework and social enterprise are introduced. The course lands with a call-to-action for designers to reflect on their personal beliefs and translate those beliefs into action, with a series of suggested channels for advocacy.
Approved for 1.5 HSW credits
Speaker: Bethany DeLine (more information below)
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March 17, 2022
4:30pm – 6:00pm
IIDA Members: FREE
Students Members/Non-Member: FREE
Approved for 1.5 HSW credits
Zoom (link to meeting will be sent a few days prior to the event)
Bethany DeLine, NCIDQ, CID, is an interior designer and founder of DeLine Design. She brings advocacy, eclectic creativity, and passion to design projects. Bethany has steered experience design for many architectural projects internationally, including healthcare, cultural institutions, corporate offices, and schools. In addition to empathetic design, Bethany developed expertise in behavioral health design, sustainability, and design for special needs. She is a former faculty member for Kent State University and a visiting critic for studio courses, prioritizing equity and inclusion in course delivery and evaluation. Bethany has received awards from IIDA and the USGBC, and has presented nationally for events including SXSWedu, NeoCon, and the AIA’s Architecture conference. She was an award recipient and judge for Contract magazine’s “Inspiration Awards,” recognizing socially responsible interior design projects. She currently teaches internationally.
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