Saturday, April 4, 11:30 AM
$25 general admission; $15 ICA and AIGA members, seniors, and students
Includes access to programs in the Art Lab, lobby, and galleries. Admission to those programs is on a first-come, first-served basis.
ICA/AIGA DESIGN SERIES: DESIGN AS SOCIAL AGENT
MAIN STAGE TALK
Elegant Dissent and Anarchy
*Special offer: Buy tickets for 2 or more Main Stage Talks and get one FREE (on all sales starting April 1, 2009; phone or in-person sales only)*
Designer Elliott Earls presents his perspective on establishment and anarchy. How does one visualize dissent? It can take the form of a sophisticated challenge to dominant ideologies-political, religious, or cultural-or the opposite: an anti-establishment counterculture with no message. How are people responding to or acting on these images? Are designers defined by a "design canon" which determines the way they operate? Should they look beyond traditional sources of inspiration or court contradiction and chaos to produce relevant, resonant, and prescient design?
Elliott Earls is a designer, performance artist, and typographer, and currently serves as Designer-in-Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art. His studio, Apollo Program, combines nonlinear digital video, spoken word poetry, music and design; clients include Elektra Entertainment, Nonesuch Records, Scribner Publishing, The Cartoon Network (U.K.), and Janus Films.