To coincide with this year’s theme Poster for Tomorrow has launched and organized a series of workshops to promising design students in a myriad of African countries. Workshops have already been successfully held in Ghana, Guinea, and Morocco, with more to come in Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Tunisia. The goal is to provide young African designers with a set of tools and contacts that will give them better access to the international market, and to set up a longer-term platform for design in their own countries.
Inneract Project, is an educational program conceptualized by prominent Bay Area graphic designer Maurice Woods. Its mission is to expose under-served youth to careers in design by providing free classes and mentorship. The idea came to fruition when Woods was a graduate student at the University of Washington and has found success in the Bay Area where he coincidently grew up as a child.
We had the opportunity to dialog with Maurice over the last few weeks and asked him to share insight on the program—how the program came to be, where it is now, and his long-term goals on where he would like it to go. Summer Session for the program is scheduled to begin in early July. To learn more on how to apply go here.
MW: I started IP because I figured there were other creative kids out there who might not be fortunate enough to go to college. The concept of the program is to expose kids at an early age so that they might be able to find careers in something they have an affinity towards and love to do. (more…)
The curriculum zeroes in on three aspects of design for social change: evolving your big idea, developing your pitch, and funding your project. These lessons will be divided into two tracks, as described below: (more…)
The 99% Conference will be in full swing this spring in NYC. The list of speakers attending this year is impressive(Sagmeister, Maeda, and the like). The event is focused on bringing ideas to life—transforming a vision into a reality. For tickets go here.
The Design Revolution Road Show is a traveling exhibition and lecture series bringing “product design that empowers” to 25 high schools and university design programs across the nation in the Spring of 2010 brought to you by Project H. To learn more on this traveling exhibition see this.
Spark, a design association that began in NYC last year has recently launched a chapter in San Francisco.
The association is a membership group that is comprised of independent designers who meet each month to enlighten each other on the business and creative issues that are relevant to small design studios.
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As part of the TED series of talks; Legendary Designer Philippe Starck spends 18 minutes on stage searching for the root of the question “Why Design”? He’s quite the comedian as well… You will have to see for yourself.