Geographics: Design, Education and the Transnational Terrain, this year’s AIGA Design Educators Conference will be held on December 13-15, 2012 at the East West Center located in the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The conference sponsors include Adobe and the University of Hawaii, with additional support from the School of Art, Media and Technology (AMT) at Parsons.
Several Parsons faculty from AMT and ADHT are actively involved: Lucille Tenazas, the Henry Wolf Professor in Communication Design is one of the conference organizers. Lydia Matthews, Professor of Visual Studies and Director of the Curatorial Design Research Lab will be giving one of the introductory remarks together with Michael Sorkin, Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design at the City College of New York. Jane Pirone, Assistant Professor of Communication Design & Technology and Jessica Irish, Assistant Professor of Design & Technology will give a joint presentation on the Urban Research Toolkit: Collaborative Mapping for Transnational Design. Susan Yelavich, Associate Professor and the Director of the Masters in Design Studies program will discuss Identity in Flux: Rendering Culture in Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red.
The conference will bring together design educators, students and practitioners from over 20 countries, where they will have the opportunity to share examples of design projects and programs that have been implemented within a transnational context.
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Written by: AMT