UDA Webinar 2019 Vol. 4 of 7
Eco-Activism Through Graphic Design
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Tuesday, May 28 at 10 am USA (EST)
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Activism through design is especially relevant in this era of extreme dichotomy. The designer-as-author role allows one to reflect on one’s beliefs, and share them with a broader community through the tools of visual communication. Considering such opportunity and responsibility, I have focused my creative research over the past decade on environmental concepts, as I believe these to be fundamental and immediate to the survival of humankind, as well as the ecosystems we impact and are a part of. Doing so is a way to creatively participate in (and perhaps sway) the ongoing dialogue of urgency that is often met with inaction. This presentation will share creative research that varies in method, message, and material—yet maintains the commonality of relating to the audience in unexpected ways and aspiring to incite environmental action.
This body of creative research has been presented most recently at the College Art Association’s Annual Conference, as part of the Design Incubation Colloquium in February 2019 (New York City), and the 12th International Design Principles & Practices Conference in May 2018 (Barcelona, Spain).
Kelly Salchow MacArthur, UDA VP of Design Research
Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Department of Art, Art History, and Design, Michigan State University, USA
Response and Discussion
with all attendees
Final Remark by Mediator
In keeping with the UDA mission of celebrating global awareness and providing both educational and professional opportunities in visual communication design, UDA offers webinars. These events will be one of many activities as we continue to develop our organizational identity.
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