design goes social
NEGOTIATING THE INTERSECTIONS OF ART, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY
Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 PM
45-50 30th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
High-end products – fashion, luxury architecture, sleek furniture and even sleeker devices – have colonized the public’s definition of design. To many “design” has become synonymous with objects of consumer desire and the communication of these values through advertising and media.
In past talks of our series CONVERSACIONES we have examined how - in the shift from minority to majority - Latino communities across the United States are being repositioned and courted. An unprecedented increase in purchasing power and electoral influence have made Latinos key players in the agendas of both commerce and politics – often with design as mediator.
In this panel discussion we will explore a different side to “design”, one in which Latino creative professionals have had to re-evaluate its role and purpose in an increasingly politicized environment. Our speakers - architects, artists, designers and educators - will present case studies in which design has been used to negotiate the relationship between politics, commerce and the Latino community - reflecting a growing trend in design process and design thinking for social innovation.
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