The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) has announced the CUP Fellowship for Change in Design, a new 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.
As many recent 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 there are a variety of causes, and greater efforts are required to address them, we are committed to using our resources to contribute to and catalyze that change in design.
The Fellowship, which is a paid, year-long, full-time, training program, is designed to promote and support individuals in gaining the skills, contacts, and experience to help them excel in their design careers. The Fellow will be selected through a competitive, juried process and will work with CUP from June 2017 - May 2018.
The Center is looking for talented emerging designers to work for a year while learning about community-engaged design and gaining access to mentorship from leading designers in the field.
The deadline for applications is May 1, 2017.
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