How to: Design Diversity

Digital Innovation Producer Emma McFarland delves into ‘Designing Diversity’ and considers what human centred design can teach us about creating a more inclusive arts sector.

In this workshop, we will explore how practice, thinking and tools from the digital world can help us design arts projects, programmes and initiatives which are more relevant and resonate with more people. The workshop will draw on learning from the worlds of design thinking, agile and the lean ‘movement’ and Diverse City’s recent Diverse Futures Incubator project.

Be ready to get your hands ‘dirty’ with some Post-Its!

Who is Emma McFarland?

Digital Innovation Producer, Emma McFarland is currently working with Diverse City in developing the the award-winning Diverse Futures project. Emma has held senior management roles at Swindon Dance, Magpie Dance, NEW Dance, and PLATFORM and developed and produced work for film-maker Peter Anderson, Swindon Dance, 2Faced Dance Company, Historic Royal Palaces, Greenwich Film Festival. Outside the arts, she initiated and launched one of the charity sector’s first digital learning resources, wiseradviser.org and developed pioneering youth inclusion programmes and policies as Programme Director for international charity Communities that Care.

Who is this event for?
Producers, artists, practitioners, funders, policy makers. Anyone interested in exploring new ways of thinking about why and how we create arts projects, programmes and initiatives, how we manage them, how we fund them and who has the ideas.

The Venue
M Shed Bristol, Logo

Photo credit: ©Rachel Lambert
The Complete Freedom of Truth residency, Bournemouth, August 2016.