'What's Next' interior design event

The design community is set to gather at Rochester Institute of Technology for the “What’s Next” event, which features a panel discussion focused on designing for social justice. 

“What’s Next” is hosted by RIT’s interior design program and the IIDA NY Rochester City Center. It is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in University Gallery (Booth Hall, second floor).

In addition to the panel, students, alumni and professionals will have the opportunity to explore job opportunities for those with interior design degrees and new industry products. 


Registration (5 to 6 p.m. with a light menu): Participants will have an opportunity to interact with sponsor representatives and view their newest products.

Panel discussion (6 to 7:15 p.m.): Citizens around the globe face a wide range of social injustices. Inequities within a community can be the result of systematic racism, sexism, classism, ableism and other biases. Historically we’ve seen design choices that unfortunately marginalize citizens. This What’s Next panel will discuss how interior design can be used as a tool for social justice. 

Reception, Q-and-A, sponsor showcase (7:15 to 8 p.m. with a light menu): Meet and greet the panelists and view sponsors’ newest products.

RSVP to assistant professor Heidi Schlegel at hstfaa@rit.edu.

Heidi Schlegel

Event Snapshot
When and Where
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
James E. Booth Hall
University Gallery (second floor)

Open to the Public

Interpreter Requested


art and design
community outreach