How might we address issues in maternal health with some of the same creative problem-solving tools used by designers? How are communities coming together to rethink maternity from an equity perspective? Amber and I participated in a conversation about labor, health, and ways design tools can help us reimagine the future of motherhood.

We were honored to speak alongside Aly Folin (she/her, owner and midwife at North Star Midwifery), Gabriella A. Nelson (associate director of Policy for the Maternity Care Coalition), Whitney Robinson (member of Make the Breast Pump Not Suck and founder of The Renée), and Alex Steinman (cofounder and CEO of The Coven).

The program was part of the Designs for Different Futures exhibition I co-curated and which debuted in Philly in 2019.

Stephan Bogner, Philipp Schmitt, and Jonas Voigt’s Raising Robotic Natives, part of DfDF