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October 2007 Archives

Design for Community: Socially Minded Designers Present Their Explorations and Examinations on the Role of Design in Contemporary Society

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Venue: Baltimore Museum of Art, Rebecca and Joseph Meyerhoff Auditorium

Organized by Assistant Professor Guenet Abraham, Department of Visual Arts, UMBC, and CADVC.

Five nationally recognized graphic designers discussed the role of graphic design and how it is used to engage the public in a social context.

Moderator: Jason Loviglio, Director of the Center for Media Studies, UMBC

Speakers: Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Chair, Graduate School of Graphic Design, Yale University; Chris Pullman, VP of Design, WGBH-TV, Boston; Mark Randall, WorldStudio Foundation; Sylvia Harris, Designer; Wendy Brawer, Founder, Green Map System

Presented in partnership with the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art (FoMaCA), AIA Baltimore’s Architecture Week, and a grant from Free Fall Baltimore.

Green Space / Reflective Place: How Contemplative Spaces Encourage Deeper Personal, Environmental, and Community Awareness

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC, and the TKF Foundation presented a full day of programs at the Joseph Beuys sculpture site on UMBC’s campus. The day focused on development of open, contemplative space for healthier living. A portion of the program included a discussion of the German artist, Joseph Beuys (1921–1986) who highlighted the need for greater environmental awareness across the globe through his ongoing social sculpture project, 7000 Oaks.

Luncheon: “Every Tree Has a Price"
Remarks focused on how contemplative spaces encourage deeper personal, environmental, and community awareness. Maps of the 5K greenway hiking and biking path throughout the UMBC campus were distributed. Additional maps regarding green space and hiking routes in the Baltimore region were also distributed.

Speakers: Sheldon Caplis, VP for Institutional Advancement, UMBC; David Yager, Executive Director, CADVC, UMBC; Tom Stoner, Co-founder, TKF Foundation; Patricia LaNoue, Director, Interdisciplinary Studies, UMBC

Lecture: “Living Myths; Joseph Beuys and Collective Memory”
Lasse Antonsen, Director of the University Art Gallery at the University of Massachusetts, spoke as part of a continued effort to generate understanding and interest in the Joseph Beuys sculpture site and the need for more green, contemplative space on UMBC’s campus. Antonsen's lecture discussed the relevance of Joseph Beuys’ performances, social sculpture, and art work.

Sponsored by the TKF Foundation, Annapolis, MD and the Dresher Center for the Humanities, UMBC.