Design For Good

Addressing Food Systems Workshop

AIGA Cleveland is proud to host Erin White, Principal and Founder of the Community Food Lab in Raleigh, N.C. for an informative and interactive workshop on designing for food systems. White will share some of his work in Raleigh and lead a workshop on applying human-centered design approaches to issues in the food system.

Participants will:

  • Discuss how the Community Food Lab has applied human-centered design to food systems issues
  • Identify the tools, resources, and approaches needed to utilize design thinking to address complex problems in communities
  • Practice applying design thinking to a food system issue.
  • Develop workable action plans to apply human-centered design to a food system issue

About Erin

A native of North Carolina, Erin White is a designer, entrepreneur, and teacher working for healthy food systems. Characteristic of his collaborative nature and his belief that diverse ideas lead to resilient solutions, Erin built this creative practice as a hybrid model in the intersection between design, consulting, and social entrepreneurship to allow free exploration into what it means to design for the human-centered territory of food systems.

With White's experience in architecture, urban design, construction, restaurant cooking, public health statistics, and agriculture, Community Food Lab provides key assistance to organizations and communities developing innovative food systems projects to solve complex, root-level problems. Over six years the firm has led projects as diverse as school district farms, farmers markets, food hubs, urban agriculture strategies and food security plans. Current work includes food justice and race equity planning in Durham NC, and launching of a regional vision for agricultural economic development in central and eastern NC.

Erin White will serve as the Keynote Speaker to the Ohio Hunger Dialogues on Saturday, September 29, 2019 at Walsh University. The Ohio Hunger Dialogues will gather Ohio colleges and communities to collaborate to address food insecurity. AIGA members can attend the conference at a discount using the promo code HALF at check out.

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9:30am to 12:00pm

Light refreshments provided


Walsh University

Marlene and Joe Toot Global Learning Center

2020 E. Maple Street

North Canton, Ohio 44720


Member: $20

Nonmember: $40

Student Member: $10

Student Nonmember: $20

When & Where
Sun, Sep 29, 2019 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
2020 E Maple St
2020 East Maple Street
Canton, OH 44721