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Bodies performing war: Yasmeen Godder

August 26, 2011

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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 […]

Art for Appalachia

August 17, 2011

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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, […]

4 posters for art and social change

July 24, 2011

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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

A design manifesto

July 20, 2011

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Let’s face it: to fix the problems in today’s world, we need creative solutions. The revolution cannot be fought alone: it is a collective struggle. As we fight the institutions of racism, patriarchy, class-based oppression, and environmental injustice, our skills as artists, designers, and creative doers are indispensable to the movement. It is up to us […]