Ignite your passion for design by connecting with local and international designers for an evening of inspiration and dialogue focused on radical change at GDC’s tenth Practivism* and The Jim Rimmer Community Scholarship for Design Award.
Find your spark in the meaningful stories of three designers who have applied their craft towards the service of societal good. Learn how we, as designers, can wield the power of our talents to be the catalyst for maximum impact!
Panel of speakers:
Michelle Nahanee is a Squamish Nation member, graphic designer, decolonizing facilitator and Indigenous change maker. She melds tradition, technology and design to change opinions, build relationships and increase understanding.
Nayeli Jimenez is a graphic designer, art director, and organizer for climate justice from Mexico, based in Canada. She has dedicated most of her design career to projects related to social and environmental justice with a focus on climate resilience and opposition to fossil fuel expansion. Nayeli is also an alumna of Emily Carr University of Art + Design and holds a degree in Communications Design.
Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall, Dean of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University, is a design anthropologist, public intellectual and design advocate. She leads the Cultures-Based Innovation Initiative focused on using old ways of knowing to drive innovation processes that directly benefit communities.
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Time: Doors: 6:30 pm; Event start 7 pm
Hosts: Graphic Designers of Canada BC Chapter
MCs: Robyn Martin and Angela Bains
Platinum - Hemlock Printers
Silver - Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Tickets: $15 students | $20 members of GDC BC | $30 non-members.