Designing for Activism

There’s no denying it: we are in a moment of profound, societal change. Positive change, driven by people and movements. Art and design have always played a role in efforts to elevate marginalized voices and make the world more just. From signs to murals to social graphics, there are people who help to spread the word and offer a rallying cry through design. Don’t miss out on this chance to learn about what designing for activism looks like today – in our city and in this moment – and how design helps movements succeed.

During this panel, we’ll hear from local artists and designers — Trap Bob, Divorce Culture, and Ignacio Joseph Orzal — who use different creative media to champion activism in their communities. You’ve seen their work around the city, and now’s your chance to hear from them. And don’t worry — we may be virtual, but you’ll still have a chance to get your questions answered by our great speakers.

About DC Design Week

Built by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of this community, hosted by AIGA DC. Ten percent of all revenue from DCDW events and all profit this year go toward the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education. Interested in becoming a member? To gain early access to our most exclusive events and year-long discounts, sign up to become a member today!


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Platform and Prerequisites

This event will be streamed via Zoom. In order to participate fully, attendees should plan to join on the Zoom app via their computer, tablet, or mobile device with enough bandwidth to support viewing video. In order to ensure only those who have registered for the event are able to attend — and to create space for intimate conversations — only those whose display name fully matches the name on our registration list will be admitted from the waiting room. You can find more about joining our virtual events, including how to connect, directions to troubleshoot, and information about our refund policy in our FAQ.

Code of Conduct

All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct.

When & Where
Mon, Sep 21, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT