• First Things First

  • This seminar introduces historical and current debates (and visual practices) that address the social purpose of graphic design and the social responsibility of the designer. “For many who entered into the debates over which style was appropriate to the industrial age, design held the fate of civilization in its hands. Conscientiously applied, it could transform social reality. It could help to bring about a utopian future, or if misused, put a varnish on barbarism. Intrinsic to these notions was the conviction that designers must be involved in an ongoing evalution of their work and of its implications for society. Today such thinking is rare.” – Stuart Ewen

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