Pushing Boundaries of What It Means to Be American
March 18, 2019
Purpose was thrilled to host First Generation Conversation with AIGA NY and the First Gen Burden Podcast in our New York office last week. The event featured a panel discussion and podcast recording with creatives who represent a cross-section of the underserved immigrant population in New York and beyond.
Our inspiring panelists included illustrator and designer Eugenia Mello from Argentina, artist and jewelry designer Kelly Shami from New York City, and multidisciplinary designer/art director Zipeng Zhu from China.
The event included a rich conversation about the trials and triumphs of these individuals, their methods of breaking past barriers, and what it means to represent yourself and your culture in today’s creative industry.
First Generation Conversation is a live version of the First Generation Burden Podcast, which is a series of conversations with immigrants and the children of immigrants in the creative community, hosted by Rich Tu.
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Last night my heart ♥️ was humbled, honored, and filled to be able to share a great (and *sold out*) conversation with @eumiel @kellyshami and @zzdesign at @Purpose for @AIGANY’s First Generation Conversation event (@FirstGenBurden). I’m so blessed to have been a part, and to hear stories from around the globe 🌎 , which we need more than ever. Can’t wait for the next one. 🙏🏽 (📸@fernando.villela) … 👈🏽swipe👈🏽 . . . . . . . #podcast #design #illustration #immigrants #china #syria #lebanon #argentina #zipengzhu #Shami #kellyshami #eugeniamello #podcast #AIGANY #Purpose
First Generation Conversation is part of the Fresh Dialogue event series. These events are critical discussions that focus on current events, issues of cultural relevance and emerging topics in the world of design. Learn more at: aigany.org
Photo credit: Fernando Villela instagram.com/fernando.villela