We are pleased to announce that applications are now open to apply to attend the 2021 Design Futures Public Interest Design Student Leadership Forum. This conference is for the next generation of community engaged designers and planners. Dean Addington has graciously agreed to support sending our students to this conference again this year.
Apply to represent UTSOA at Design Futures today!
When: June 9-12, 2021
Where: Online via Zoom, hosted by the University of Michigan and the Design Futures team
Who can apply: all UTSOA students in good standing (grad and undergrad students are both eligible)
Due: Applications are due by March 31st (applicants will be notified by April 9th). Application form can be downloaded here.
We will be holding an information session on Wednesday, March 24th 11:30am-Noon, via Zoom. https://utexas.zoom.us/j/99897962919
We will cover some of the FAQ’s for Design Futures and answer your questions. Please send your resume and application form to email@example.com. Applications are due by March 31, 2021.
Still have questions? Check out this Q&A with UTSOA’s 2020 Design Futures Student Leadership Forum Participants: https://soa.utexas.edu/headlines/qa-utsoa%E2%80%99s-2020-design-futures-student-leadership-forum-participants.
DESIGN FUTURES FAQ
What is Design Futures?
The Design Futures Public Interest Design (PID) Student Leadership Forum is a five-day, interdisciplinary forum bringing together student leaders from across the country with practitioner- and university-faculty who represent some of the most important thought leadership in this emerging sub-discipline. We frame the conversation broadly, but try to engender leadership and skill-building for future leaders hoping to use design as a tool for social equity and positive change in underserved communities. Our guiding principles include striving to build the next generation of leadership in the field; continuing to diversify the ecosystem of PID in terms of discipline, background, race, gender, and scale; elevating the rigor and critical capacity of PID curricula; and curating a national network of thought leadership drawn from contributing universities and practitioner-faculty committed to the advancement of the field.
Who goes from UTSOA?
FIVE students from UTSOA will be selected to attend the 2021 Design Futures online conference.
How do I apply?
Please send your resume and application (attached) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by March 31, 2021
How can I decide if Design Futures is right for me?
Past year’s yearbooks may be viewed at http://www.designfuturesforum.org
Q&A with UTSOA’s 2020 Design Futures Student Leadership Forum Participants: https://soa.utexas.edu/headlines/qa-utsoa%E2%80%99s-2020-design-futures-student-leadership-forum-participants