SHIFT Workshop via Antionette Carroll, Creative Reaction Lab Founder

Join AIGAWM Leadership and Antionette Carroll, the founder and executive director ofCreative Reaction Lab, for a 4-hour workshop exploring the design thinking process and developing prototypes challenging a Grand Rapids social justice issue. Merging a diverse cross-section of our region from non-designer to designer to collectively engage in a creative experience to explore solutions for our community and empathize with marginalized communities, test ideas, assess risk, and create actionable solutions whiledeveloping innovative and impactful approaches challenging systemic issues – especially through interdisciplinary collaboration. Creative Reaction Lab's model will be used and has covered topics such as Mental health, Police Brutality, Prison Pipelines, and Racism with corporations and students K-12. 

  • Define the role of design thinking & social innovation
  • Cultivate creative leadership & new community relationships 
  • Challenge participants to develop community-centered, community-led solutions and integrating community engagement 
  • Instigate development of actionable-solutions 
  • Develop design thinking competency to encourage the creation of a range of solutions – from products to services and strategies

Includes a Continental Breakfast (Lunch not Provided)

Register Here

About Antionette Carroll:
Chair of the AIGA Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, as well as President of AIGA St. Louis, Antionette is the founder and executive director of Creative Reaction Lab [], a social impact design collaborative whose mission is to challenge global issues through creative problem solving.

Supporting articles:
"Can Design End Racism? Antionette Carroll’s Creative Lab Has 3 Promising Ideas"

"Diversity & Inclusion in Design: Why Do They Matter?"


What are my parking options getting to the event?
Street parking is available near GRid70 as well as several paid parking lots ($5-8).

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For questions about the event or registration, contact:
Carlos Estrada
AIGA West Michigan Diversity + Inclusion Director

When & Where
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 7:45 AM - 12:30 PM EST
70 Ionia Ave SW, 4th Floor
Grand Rapids, MI 49503