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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.