The 2016 ART&DESIGN for Social Justice Symposium will focus on how the tools and inherent abilities within the areas of art and design can be utilized in addressing issues confronting less advantaged groups within our local communities, states, regions or the world. The event is designed to generate synergy, spawn collaborative projects among participants, create new scholarly initiatives, and allow examination of the role that art and design play in the telling of a broader social narrative.
The keynote address will be delivered by Mark Randall of Worldstudio. Worldstudio is a strategy, design and communications firm with a unique expertise in working with civic and non-profit organizations. You can read more about Mark and his work at: http://worldstudioinc.com/. Following the keynote, there will be a panel of designers who focus on social justice issues with a discussion led by Mark Randall.
The symposium will be held Monday, January 18 on the campus of Florida State University in the William Johnston Building. The registration fee is $30 for non-students and $15 for students. The online registration form and other information can be found on the symposium website at: http://interiordesign.fsu.edu/news/art-design-for-social-justice-symposium/. The symposium will include a continental breakfast, keynote address, panel with leading social justice designers, followed by presentations/posters, and a lunch with music performance and poster session (8:00 am – 3:00 pm). The symposium is sponsored by the Florida State University Department of Interior Architecture and Design, along with the Department of Art Education, both in the College of Fine Arts. For more information, contact Lisa Waxman at firstname.lastname@example.org.