“Designing for the Divide,” a conference on community action across lines of difference, will be held at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center, March 23-24.

The deadline for the Call for Presentations is Jan. 16. For more information, see the website at http://designingforthedivide.org.

“This will be a meeting of designers from all over, including the local community and various disciplines at WVU, to brainstorm ways to bring polarized groups together to accomplish goals in a climate of impasse,” said graphic design professor Eve Faulkes, one of the co-chairs of the conference.

“The role of design in facilitating this conversation is the interest for us. Design is a multi-disciplined process today, and we can be hired by either side of an issue to tell a story.

“In this case we are using the design process to author change that can be co-designed with our community.”

“Designing for the Divide” is sponsored by the WVU School of Art and Design, in partnership with the Myers Foundation, American Institute of Graphic Arts Pittsburgh, and the University and College Design Association.

For more information, contact Eve Faulkes, at efaulkes@mail.wvu.edu; Joe Galbreath at Joe.Galbreath@mail.wvu.edu; or Chris Barr at Chris.Barr@mail.wvu.edu.


CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4359, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu

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