Tackling exclusion and encouraging inclusion
LJMU are continuing to create an inclusive culture where diversity is celebrated. As part of this strategy, during the summer of 2021 a small team of undergraduate interns from LSAD were tasked with the challenge to analyse and compare their University (LJMU) with others in response to the themes of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
Conducted as a student led activity, with limited guidance from staff in order to provide them with the freedom to express authentic and honest opinions, these interns went about researching the visual identity and culture. Initially captured in the form of a visual audit, the interns went on to produce a series of research mood boards, and finally concluded with recommendations for future visual communication strategies in terms of EDI.
The nature and importance that LJMU placed on the project made the interns feel valued and part of something significant. Indeed, there was an emphasis that the work would shape and influence the future.
This presentation will feedback on the stages of the projects and the mood boards created by students that show how they would like to be portrayed by LJMU.
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