Extra Bold Design History: Feminist, Queer, Inclusive!

Join the Society of Design Arts (SoDA), AIGA Baltimore, and Stevenson University for this online event with Ellen Lupton, Jennifer Tobias, and Silas Munro. They are co-authors and contributors to the new book “Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2021).

Part comic book, zine, manifesto, and survival guide, “Extra Bold” is filled with stories and ideas that don’t show up in other design histories. These authors will explore their playful and experimental approaches to writing design history.

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How to Attend

1) The event will be online using Zoom. Click here to register for free.
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About the Presenters

Ellen Lupton is Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Her exhibitions include “Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master,” “Face Values: Understanding Artificial Intelligence,” “How Posters Work,” and “The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.” Lupton is the Betty Cooke and William O. Steinmetz Design Chair at MICA in Baltimore, where she has authored numerous books on design processes, including “Thinking with Type,” “Graphic Design Thinking,” and “Graphic Design: The New Basics.” Her recent books “Design Is Storytelling” and “Health Design Thinking” were published by Cooper Hewitt. She is an AIGA Gold Medalist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Jennifer Tobias is a scholar and illustrator. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the City University of New York, an MLS from Rutgers, and a BFA from Cooper Union. She provided reader services at the Museum of Modern Art and Parsons School of Design libraries. Her illustrations are included in “Health Design Thinking” and “Design is Storytelling”, both by Ellen Lupton.

Silas Munro is a partner of Polymode, a bi-coastal design studio in the U.S. that creates poetic research, learning design, artistic practice, and applied design with clients in the cultural sphere, innovative businesses, and community-based organizations, including Mark Bradford, MoMA, OCMA, and The New Museum. Munro’s writing appears in Eye, Slanted, and W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America. Munro is an Associate Professor at Otis and Advisor at VCFA.

When & Where
Wed, Jun 23, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM