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:
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.