Black Artists and Designers Guild: Fostering the Next Generation

Sunday, October 13 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Texas Contemporary Theater

Join the Black Artists and Designers Guild and Houston-based designer and member Veronica Solomon for a conversation about the formation and success of the organization.

The Black Artists + Designers Guild (BADG) was founded in 2018 by Malene Barnett, an artist based in Brooklyn, NY to combat the lack of representation of Black talent and culture in the design industry. BADG is a global platform representing a curated collective of independent Black artists, makers, and designers across various art and design disciplines who are at the top of their respective fields. We strive towards creating an inclusive arts and design environment, through equity and inclusivity, by providing visibility and opportunities for our members. In addition, through our programming and events, we create dialogue, take action towards rewriting the narrative behind the misrepresentation of our ancestral legacy in design and bring awareness to the inequitable design culture.