Webinar - "Artisan" vs "Designer": The power in a label

Our friend Alifiya Mutaher is moderating a design discussion together with Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo titled “Artisan” vs “Designer”: The power in a label. This is a free, public talk by Parsons DEED Lab with Pablo Calderón Salazar (design researcher), Ibada Wadud (Parsons faculty), and Andrea B. (entrepreneur).

They will discuss:

  • Language and labels in the artisan sector
  • Who gets to call themselves a designer?
  • The role of designers in artisan-designer collaborations and what opportunities may lie for designers to enact roles beyond “designing”

Date: Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
Time: 8pm IST (SL time) / 10:30am EST
Registration link - https://lnkd.in/dwfacpZ

Do join Alifiya as she investigates this topic that’s so critical in our part of the world!


Having gotten involved in a few craft projects over the years, I’ve always felt that something was ‘off’ in the way that we went about it.
That’s when I realized the conversation of power between designer and artisan is an absent one. Read https://medium.com/greater-good-studio/design-educations-big-gap-understanding-the-role-of-power-1ee1756b7f08