Collective Transformation: Citizen Designer Now!


Date: Nov 08th

Design’s role in society is as vital as it is expansive: it can amplify what needs to be heard; bring clarity to the convoluted; provide access to the inaccessible; build empathy where there is division; inspire new thought; and encourage essential action. Through its collective talents and networks, the design community is well positioned to help address some of society’s most pressing, complex issues—but seizing this opportunity will require more open collaboration. How can designers bring their unique skills to bear in social change movements?

AIGA NY Citizen Designer Now! presents a panel discussion that will explore ways to encourage cooperation within the design community to transform our society for the better. Topics include:

First-hand insights from design professionals who are working in design for social change

Tactical approaches and hurdles in civic engagement

Emerging themes in civic-minded design

The panel discussion will be moderated by Jessie McGuire AIGA NY board member. Joining her will be Citizen Designer Now! fellow Carmen Lopez, who worked on developing a playbook on designs role in civic participation and Marissa A. Gutierrez Vicario, Founder and Executive Director of Arte: Art and Resistance through Education.

6:30pm - Doors open & check-in
7:00pm - Talk begins
8:00pm - Talk ends

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