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Can Design Move Movements?

Can Design Move Movements?

Friday, October 9, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Virtual Event on Big Marker


Presented By

Multi-disciplinary Design

Join Caroline Tiger and Royce Epstein from Dissent By Design (@dissent_by_design), an Instagram account that explores design’s role in political protest and social movements. We will highlight how designers and artists are shaping actions, visuals, and objects for both public space and private interactions, all in the name of challenging authority and disrupting the status quo. Caroline and Royce will moderate an interactive panel discussion with some of today’s dissenters from art and design.


Robin Bell, founder of Bell Visuals, is an award-winning editor, video journalist, and multimedia artist based in Washington DC. Bell has become known for his light projections that serve as acts of protest. His newest project is Instagram: @bellvisuals

Joe Boruchow is a Philadelphia-based muralist and paper cutout artist whose site-specific works of social and political commentary are designed to fit into architectural niches and public spaces. Instagram: @joeboruchow

Diana Weymar is the artist/activist who created and curates the public art project, Tiny Pricks Project. Contributors from around the world stitch Donald Trump's words into textiles, creating the material record of his presidency and of the movement against it. Instagram: @tinypricksproject

Michele Cooper is a Philadelphia-based designer and organizer whose activism work includes a t-shirt design initiative supporting immigrant rights; and co-founding the action-oriented protest group, Sisters in Solidarity, as well as the poster collective, We the Women. Michele is a founding partner of Cooper Graphic Design. Instagram: @wethewomendesign