Rachel Dickerson | July 12
Rachel Dickerson is the Founder and Director of New Community Artspace in DC. With 20 years of experience as a visual artist and in community-based art programming, public art projects, and arts real estate, Rachel Dickerson brings a passion for integrating art into our everyday experiences. She offers effective oversight and management skills to large and small-scale public art, real estate projects, and community-based art programing through the collaboration with architects, planners, artists, neighborhood leaders, residents of all ages, and public authorities. She thrives on collaborating with others to create strong, creative, insightful projects.
Liz Rose Chmela and Kojo Boateng | September 20
DC Design Week is an annual community event, produced by AIGA, over the course of a week in the District. The DC design community is an ever-growing body of professionals, makers, and voices working across disciplines to make our city more curious creative.
Liz Rose, 2019 Chair of DC Design Week, is the Founder and Creative Director of Made by We, a DC-based design studio committed to social impact through exceptional design. Kojo Boateng, Programming Director for 2019 DC Design Week, is an award-winning multidisciplinary designer and creative director from London, now living and working Washington DC.
Mike and Shani Hart | September 13
The intimacy, pleasure and relationship strategist is a co-owner of Hart’s Desires, a chain of erotic boutiques in the Washington, DC and Maryland area. Shani uses her boutiques as the launching pad for her educational platform which focuses on women and sexuality, sexual health and wellness, and liberated sensuality. Shani is proud to be a resident sex guru by experience and education. She isn't afraid to share that most of her learning comes from having a lot of sex; while, her knowledge comes from formal education. She is an ISEE trained sex educator, speaker, and sexuality coach. Shani hopes to help women remove the shame and guilt surrounding their sexual desires and needs. She loves sharing her spicy sex tips, tricks, and resources with those who are ready to listen and learn while having fun.
Location: Washington, DC
Lorraine Justice, Ph.D. | July 26
Lorraine has been at the forefront of design and technology for decades. She is an internationally known design educator, Fellow of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), and serves on the editorial board for 6 international design journals. ID Magazine named her one of the Top 40 Designers. She is widely recognized as having helped shape the field of design through her work as a design researcher, speaker, author, and educator. She is a TED speaker and has been featured as a design expert on TV, radio, and social media. Her second book, The Future of Design, Global Product Innovation for a Complex World (Nicholas Brealey, 2019) addresses how can we design successful products for the future, that will affect our future global products, services, and experiences.
Behind The Mind Radio Show is a 1-hour bi-weekly talk show airing LIVE ON Friday 11 am (EST) and Tuesday 7 pm (EST), showcasing design thinkers, visionaries, game changers and innovators; while shedding light on designers of well-known and upcoming products and services both domestically and internationally.