You are all invited to our next event!
We will be discussing how design plays a key role in our every day lives. Whether we explicitly notice it or not, so much around us is consciously designed - our buildings and cities, the tools and services we use, books, images, websites and images. Yet when capitalism encroaches on all elements of life, graphic designers are forced into advertising, and architects have little choice but to design banks and shopping centres. As we face global political insecurity and environmental catastrophe, what role can designers play in building strong social movements?
This event will bring together designers who are interested in applying their skills to social issues and building social movements. Join us to hear their thoughts, and discuss the issues at stake.
We’ll be hearing from:
Gemma is an interdependent digital designer. She is a member of Common Knowledge, a worker cooperative that designs digital tools for grassroots activists. She is also part of the new Designers + Cultural Workers branch of United Voices of the World.
Autonomous Design Group
Autonomous Design Group is an independent collective of designers,
artists and creatives opposed to capitalism and authoritarianism.
Robbie Blundell works as an interdependent graphic designer.
Through this he has recently been developing and maintaining an assemblage of aesthetics, cooperatives, technologies, identities, communities, politics, friends and cultures. He is a member of Evening Class and previously co-produced Strike magazine.