Join the Society of Design Arts, AIGA Baltimore, and Stevenson University for the online talk “Notes on being a DOMINICANYORK” by Ramon Tejada.
Tejada will present his work and exhibition featured in Stevenson University’s School of Design gallery. As a graphic designer, Tejada rarely encounters Dominican design and Dominican aesthetics, even in NYC, home to the largest Dominican community outside of the DR. “One can argue that Design rarely represents anything but Western Design with its roots firmly planted in a Bauhaus, modernist lineage.” His current practice is focused on what he calls “puncturing;” bringing (inserting the Dominican) narratives and voices that Graphic Design has ignored, neglected, and undervalued into the conversation and point of view.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Ramon Tejada is a New Yorkino/ Dominican/ BIPOC American designer and educator based in Providence, RI. As an Assistant Professor at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), he works in a hybrid design/teaching practice focusing on collaborative design models. Tejada’s design interests lie in the disruption and puncturing of the Design Canon, inclusivity, diversity, collaboration, and the expansion of design narratives and languages.