Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinx and Hispanic Creatives will share their culture, contributions, and best practices to move design forward
New York (September 15, 2020) —Today, AIGA, the professional association for design, presents AIGA Unidos, a multi-chapter collaboration creating a space to empower and celebrate the lives, work, stories, and needs of creatives with a Latinx and Hispanic cultural heritage.
The first event under the AIGA Unidos banner is “Hispanic Heritage Talks 2020.” From September 15 through October 15, Latinx and Hispanic creatives from different backgrounds and disciplines will convene for a series of virtual talks to share their stories, their work, and celebrate their culture. These talks are free and open to everyone.
AIGA Unidos organizer and AIGA Atlanta chapter leader, Dio Jensen said: “AIGA Unidos was created for everyone! We want to offer a platform for Hispanic and Latinx creatives across disciplines to share their stories and practices with the world—everyone is invited to these virtual talks!”
The Hispanic Heritage Talks 2020 is a first-time, multi-chapter effort spearheaded by AIGA chapters in San Antonio, Orlando, Atlanta, Connecticut, Detroit, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Gainesville, Houston, Jacksonville, Austin, Kansas City, Miami, and St. Louis. These AIGA chapters are highlighting Latinx and Hispanic professionals who are part of their creative communities across the United States and abroad.
“This multi-chapter collaboration has truly been a labor of love, respect, and admiration of our heritage, and all the amazing creative professionals proudly representing it,” said AIGA Unidos organizer and AIGA Orlando chapter leader, Reina Castellanos.
The speakers range from diverse creative disciplines, such as musicians, chefs, filmmakers, and designers. Virtual talk topics range from Inclusive Design at the Intersection of Fashion and Health by Ecuadorian fashion designer Camila Chiriboga, The Power of Teamwork by designers Eduardo Juarez and Arturo Guzmán, and Designing for the World’s Most Vulnerable Children by Matías Delfino, Global Brand Lead Designer at Unicef. Additionally, there will be a panel discussion on the role of artists in activism, as well as two panel discussions on education: from the point of view of students, and educators alike. You can view the full schedule here.
“Collaboration is at the heart of the design community and AIGA Unidos is collaboration in action. We’re excited to have our chapters working together to celebrate and highlight designers from within our community,” said AIGA’s Executive Director, Bennie F. Johnson. “It’s critical to actively acknowledge and invest in diverse designers who are the future of the design community, and are moving the profession forward.”
To find out more about #UnidosHHT, please visit AIGAUnidos.com.