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How can the craft of graphic design, often associated with beauty and style, help designers question the capitalist structures they inhabit? This is one of the questions posed by Danielle Aubert’s recent book The Detroit Printing Co-op: The Politics of the Joy of Printing. Focusing on design’s relationship to labor and the means of production, Aubert’s practice synthesizes research, writing, teaching, performance, and making. Her clients include Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Cranbrook Art Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. She is the president of the AAUP-AFT Local 6075 that represents the staff of Wayne State University, Detroit, where she is a professor of graphic design
Copresented by the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota.
This event will be held on Zoom; direct link to Zoom event will be available here on March 15 at 6:30 pm.
About the Insights Lecture Series
Insights is a design lecture series for progressive creatives. A unique collaboration between the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota, the series embraces the unexpected to present diverse, exploratory, and contemporary lecturers. Featuring perspectives from around the world, Insights gives voice to adventurous design thinkers and makers. These designers often pose challenges and push the edges of their profession, in turn inspiring us to identify new perspectives in our own work.
For over three decades, the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota have co-presented the Insights Design Lecture Series and brought the world’s most adventurous design thinkers and makers to the Twin Cities. Redefine your understanding of graphic design and dive into the thinking behind the work. Past lectures are archived on the Walker Art Center YouTube channel.