I’m very excited to announce that I’ve been invited as a guest designer and critic for VCFA’s MFA in Graphic Design’s spring residency this April in Montepelier, Vermont. I’ve long admired many of VCFA’s inspiring guest designers, and am humbled to now be included on that list.
On Thursday, April 11th, I’ll be presenting Graphic Design as Symbolic Counterpower, a visual essay and discursive presentation that examines the social and political role of design. It argues against design’s supposed neutrality and objectivity to show how power is deeply embedded within design theory and practice, providing a framework for a lot of my thinking about contemporary graphic design. I look forward to presenting it and receiving feedback that will surely further my thinking. If you happen to be in Vermont, the lecture is open to the general public.
I will also be participating in critiques of student work, visiting the exhibitions, and attending various other activities during the week. More details on the residency and its public events can be found here.