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Geographics Conference Planned for 2012 in Hawaii

February 2, 2011 / By admin

AIGA Design Educators Conference
Geographics: Design, Education, and the Transnational Terrain
Honolulu, Hawaii, December 2012
Planning Committee: Anne Bush, Chae Ho Lee, Stuart McKee, Lucille Tenazas, and Karen Zimmermann

For many design educators working within the United States today, design practice is taking place in what may be called a transnational context. The boundaries that define the practice of higher education have become more fluid, and professors, students, programs, curricula, and projects are moving back and forth between the United States and other nations of the world as never before. The design projects and research that result retain a cultural complexity because they promote specific meanings and values that transcend the cultures and boundaries of the single or collective set of nations within which they originate.Geographics: Design, Education, and the Transnational Terrain will provide international design educators the opportunity to share examples of programs, curricula, and projects that have worked well for them within a given transnational context, while allowing others to present theoretical or reflective positions about what it means to design within a transnational context today. The conference will also invite presentations from practitioners who view design as a strategic framework for transnational collaboration and intersection.

Presenting Sponsor: Adobe

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