We are a community of Black designers and problem solvers, deeply concerned by the disproportionate and structural inequalities UK Black communities experience.
Our mission is to grow our collective impact and influence of Designers, pushing the boundaries of what it means to design an equitable future, where UK Black communities get the support, services and solutions they need.
Working on the projects that matter to us, creating opportunities to work on problems together, developing our practice and skills in the process.
Amplifying our collective voice and leading the discussion on what 'good design' with Black communities looks like; influencing, contributing to and challenging the wider design community.
Creating safe spaces for Designers to connect and learn, exploring in critical discussion design, activism and change, growing our confidence to be advocates of change and equity wherever we are.
Building our craft, amplifying our voice and working on the problems that matter to us.
There is an urgent need for spaces, new narratives, perspective and challenge. We believe design practice can play an important role in tackling these issues and that black designers and communities have something to contribute to design.
Black people are over-represented by 3 times in the acute end of mental health services
Black Caribbeans have rates of permanent exclusion about three times that of the pupil population as a whole
Black people are twice as likely to be unemployed
Rates of prosecution and sentencing for Black people were three times higher than for White people
We would love to hear from you if you’re a black designer or social problem solver, interested in using and developing your skills to achieve social impact and change for black communities.
If you’re an organisation interested in working with a dynamic group of designers to ask new questions about design and inequalities, please get in touch.