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Arfaa Lecture Series: Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel

An Introduction to Equity-Centered Approaches in Design
Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel
Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 6 pm.

Drexel University, Mandell Theater, 33rd and Chestnut Streets.

Free and Open to the Public (Masks Required). 2 AIA CES credits

Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel practices design through emancipatory, critical, and anti-hegemonic lenses, focusing on equity, social justice, and the experiences of people who are often excluded from design research. Dr. Noel also attempts to promote greater critical awareness among designers and design students by introducing critical theory concepts and vocabulary into the design studio and highlighting the work of designers outside of Europe and North America. She practices primarily in the areas of social innovation, education, and public health. Formerly the Associate Director of Design Thinking for Social Impact at Tulane University, she now teaches in the Department of Design Studies at North Carolina State University. Dr. Noel also is co-chair of the Pluriversal Design Special Interest Group of the Design Research Society.

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