AIGA CONFERENCE:

Inside Outside Graphic Design Education

SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, MEDIA, PERFORMANCE & DESIGN

YORK UNIVERSITY, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA

April 16 – 18, 2015

 

This conference seeks to activate three conversational platforms embedded in the conference title:

1) Design Education as Interface
2) Design Education as Diverse Cultural and Social Space
3) Design Education as Political Space.

The conference will explore the idea that graphic design education is rapidly evolving: the social spaces we work in, and the practices of teaching and learning we engage with, are themselves mediated by larger contexts of social, cultural, political and technological change. 

Mindful of these changing contexts our conference will seek to pose questions about the assumptions we make about the relationship between making design, thinking about design, asking questions about design and theorizing design in as open and potentially interdisciplinary a framework as possible.

We will also address how, as a specific discipline of making, we are uniquely placed to explore the limits of the emerging conversation about visual communication and visual culture in contemporary spaces of learning.

 We presented our paper Culture in a Box: Reshaping community-based narratives into visual constructs under the track transformational spaces.