Benjamin Evans "Give Them the Ability to Discover You Exist" (LIVE)

About this episode

In this special LIVE episode, Rich sits down with Benjamin Evans, the Inclusive Design Lead at Airbnb. While growing up in the UK, Benjamin showed a lot of promise in the culinary arts and acting (somewhat inspired by his father, fitness personality Mr. Motivator). During his years spent as both an actor and tech entrepreneur, an incident in Chile (and spurred on by #airbnbwhileblack) lead to Benjamin joining Airbnb's Anti-Discrimination Team, where he is helping guide the global platform's path towards inclusive design. They discuss global culture, how they've changed the user experience, and how we have to acknowledge bias in order to overcome it. Also there's an audience Q&A that gets a little spicy. This is one episode that's got brains AND drama. Produced by AIGA NY, and recorded at Parsons The New School in New York City.

About the show

First Generation Burden is a series of conversations with immigrants the children of immigrants. It is a platform to celebrate the unique and diverse immigrant population in this America. Also, it’s just a bunch of fun conversations with good people.

Rich Tu is an artist and designer living in Brooklyn, NY. He is also first generation Filipino-American and who cares about culture and the future.

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