Ariana Faye Allensworth is a participatory artist, designer, and cultural strategist based in New York City. 

She blends her deep experience in social work, cultural organizing, community design, and change management to create opportunities for communities to build collective power and strategize for transformation. 

In her role as Design Director at IDEO, Ariana leads the firm's inaugural Employee Resource Group program and a portfolio of initiatives that create pathways to a more inclusive and equitable workplace culture. She’s previously led education programming and artist-centered storytelling campaigns at The International Center of Photography, The Center for Cultural Power, and Youth Speaks

When Ariana’s not designing with and for the communities of IDEO, she’s helping run the New York City chapter of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, a research and digital media collective documenting displacement and crafting tools for resistance in solidarity with gentrifying communities. She has participated in residencies and fellowships with The Laundromat ProjectPioneer Works, Project Inkblot, Independent Curator's International, and NEW INC. Her socially engaged art and research practice builds upon interests in Black visual and spatial histories as well as the connections between cultural production and radical social change. 

Image: Jeanette Spicer

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