Project Africa Presents… Design Africa

April 5, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Eugene Lang College
Wollman Hall (room B500)
65 West 11th Street, New York, NY 10011

The New School is the preeminent university where design and social research drive approaches to studying issues of our time, such as democracy, urbanization, technological change, economic empowerment, sustainability, migration, and globalization. This spring, (http://www.projectafricanewschool.wordpress.com/) Project Africa presents (http://bit.do/designinafricaconf) Design Africa, an innovative conference showcasing new perspectives on communication, infrastructure, technology, fashion, and trans-disciplinary design in Africa. Through this one-day conference on Saturday, April 5th, we aim to spotlight design products and approaches from Africa’s emerging design communities. We also seek to explore a number of questions, such as:

What is the impact of design on African development? What are the frontier issues?

How can different forms of design catalyze change?

How is design perceived at grassroots level as a tool for problem solving?

What messages are being pushed across the continent by African designers?

What messages and ideas are the recent diaspora exporting?

What role does communication design have in promoting critical thinking and awareness about systemic change?

This is sure to be a dynamic program that will appeal to many, from a broad array of sectors.

Register today at (http://bit.do/designinafricaconf) bit.do/designinafricaconf


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