A world-renowned designer described by one critic asthe guerilla of graphic designwill speak at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at West Virginia University .

Chaz Maviyane-Davies, professor of design at the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, will be on campus as a guest artist lecturer in the WVU Division of Art and Design .

His talkwhich is free and open to the publicwill be in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall of the Creative Arts Center .

Maviyane-Davies previously ran theThe Maviyane-Davies Projectin his native Zimbabwe.

For more than two decades, the award-winning, controversial designers work has taken on issues of consumerism, health, nutrition, social responsibility, the environment and human rights. Besides Zimbabwe, he has worked in Britain, Japan, Malaysia and the United States.

In 1983, he opened the acclaimed design studioThe Maviyane-Davies Project.He moved to the United States in 2001 because of adverse political conditions in his homeland.

Maviyane-Davieslecture is part of a series of lectures at the College of Creative Arts this semester by world-renowned designers.

Others include:

  • Oct. 22 Tom Ockerse, professor and former head of graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design
  • Nov. 20 Ellen Lupton, director of the Graphic Design Master of Fine Arts program and Center for Design Thinking at the Maryland Institute College of Art

For more information, call the WVU College of Creative Arts at 304-293-4841 ext. 3108 or e-mail ” Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu rel=nofollow> Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu .