Tarkett announces its national title sponsorship of the Design Museum Foundation’s upcoming exhibition, We Design: People. Practice. Progress. The sponsorship is an important step in a multi-year plan to make diversity, equity and inclusion a major company focus, both internally and in collaboration with the architecture and design industry.
is a multimedia exhibition celebrating a variety of creative professionals — of differing ages, genders, backgrounds, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities — showcasing their unique career paths through stories and photos, along with examples of their work throughout their careers, including design process imagery and artifacts.
The exhibition also explores the need for more diversity in the design and innovation industries through quantitative and qualitative data visualizations and case studies. This exhibition will be free and open to the public, premiering in early October 2019 at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Roxbury, MA.
Tarkett’s relationship with Design Museum on the We Design exhibit is an important step to bringing broader awareness and collaboration around this need. Diversity, equity and inclusion is a major focus in our business and Tarkett views this collaboration as another step towards driving positive change
Tarkett doesn’t consider itself just a flooring manufacturer, but a collaborative partner to and member of the architecture and design community. For years, our community has been discussing the lack of diversity, equity and inclusionon itsteams, but progress has been slow and intermittent.
Despite a variety of efforts to improve, architecture continues to be “among the least diverse professions in America,” as Brenden Jackson wrote forGenslerOn. In response, Tarkett has committed to a series of initiatives over the next several years to support real and measurable change.