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The Center for Urban Pedagogy Announces the Call for the 2018 Fellow for Change in Design

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is announcing the call for applications for the CUP Fellowship for Change in Design, an initiative to support the development of a pipeline of talented individuals from historically under-represented communities into the design fields, and to dismantle the systemic biases that stand in the way of their advancement as leaders in these fields.

The Fellowship, which is a paid, year-long, full-time program, is designed to promote and support individuals in gaining the skills, contacts, mentorship opportunities, and experience to help them excel in their design careers.

CUP is committed to fostering greater equity in the work they produce, they way they produce it, and the way they function as an organization. They seek to be an organization where people with different abilities and from different racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds can thrive together, and where our practices create opportunities, not barriers, to achieving greater social justice.

To that end, they have committed to leveraging their unique position at the confluence of design and social justice to promote change in the design fields. As many surveys have noted, the design world has been slow to incorporate people from historically under-represented communities into its ranks, particularly in leadership positions. While a variety of causes lead to this, and greater efforts are required to address it, they are committed to using their resources to contribute to and catalyze that change in design.

The Fellow will be selected through a competitive, juried process and will work with CUP from July 2018 through June 2019.

To read more about last year’s finalists, click here!

All applications are due by noon Eastern time on Wednesday, March 28th. For more information about the fellowship, application materials, and qualifications, click here!


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