Bodies performing war: Yasmeen Godder

August 26, 2011


A while ago, my friend Emma pointed out a glaring omission from my “Design Manifesto” post. While I reiterated that visual art and design have world-changing power, I neglected to talk about other forms of art, such as music or dance. Emma is a dancer, so I asked if she would send me an example of dance […]

Posted in: Dance, Peace & Conflict

Art for Appalachia

August 17, 2011


Last weekend I made it down to southwestern Virginia to visit people I’ll be working with starting in September. I have an internship with a community organization against mountaintop removal mining, and I’ll be living in a collective with two other people. While I was there, I had the chance to visit Appalshop in Whitesburg, […]

Posted in: Art, Organizing

Project H and need-based design

July 26, 2011


“We’re not designing objects, we’re designing tools. And so, the ultimate goal is to design something that can empower someone to do something else. Something that enables.” –Emily Pilloton, founder and executive director of Project H Design I must say: Emily Pilloton inspires me. I found out about her nonprofit, Project H Design, several weeks after […]

4 posters for art and social change

July 24, 2011


In truth, any social justice poster is an example of art for social change. Do you have a favorite? Leave your comment below! Subscribe to Designing Change by Email Subscribe in a reader Advertisements

Posted in: Art, Design, Social Justice

Seeing change

July 22, 2011


“The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you can alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change the world.”-James Baldwin How has art transformed how you see the world? Leave your comment below! Subscribe to Designing Change by Email Subscribe in a reader […]

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