As future professionals and stakeholders of the Weitzman School of Design’s success and impact, Inclusion in Design (IiD) emerged to address various issues and opportunities that affect marginalized students and students of color. Inclusion in Design intends to foster an environment in which students of color, marginalized identities, and allies can thrive at the Weitzman School. Marginalized identities include: racial, ethnic, sexual minorities, disabled students, international students, etc.)
IiD brings practicing professionals in the City Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Fine Arts, Historic Preservation, and Urban Spatial Analytics fields that identify as marginalized into the school for planning and mentoring purposes. Through providing a framework in which students can bring up difficult questions and foster a space where students can engage in critical discourses, IiD acts as a vehicle of interaction between students of marginalized identities and the faculty and administration at the Weitzman School. IiD seeks to hold the administration accountable for advancing policies and support of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Overall, IiD builds a foundation within the Weitzman School of Design where students of color, marginalized identities, and allies can support each other within a predominantly white institution.
- Provide a safe community for marginalized identities and their allies to discuss concerns and support one another at the Weitzman School.
- Act as a vehicle of interaction between students of marginalized identities and the Weitzman faculty and administration
- Bring diverse professionals or professionals working to advance social justice to discuss their experiences, share advice, and provide mentorship