September 18, 5-7 pm ONLINE
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September 25, 5-7 pm IN PERSON AT POWRLNT
A garden can only bloom if its needs are met—with water, sunlight, nutrients—but most importantly, collective care. Only then can a garden provide the abundance of its crop and fruits. Our workshop critiques the increasingly individualistic art & design culture and to create a space of collective care vital for our growth and healing, not only as designers but as also people.
For us, abolition means razing systemic oppression while simultaneously working towards a world where we can all thrive. Abolitionist praxis can manifest through building community and mutual aid so we aim to create room for it to exist within design spaces. How can we care for each other as artists, designers, and beyond? How can we restructure digital tools used for corporate design into community design?
The event is built to emphasize creating together and recognizing what we have to offer. Design is not an isolated process but it’s often viewed as such. Acknowledging the labor and love that is required from all of our peers, from digital designers to print publishers to material fabricators, we hope to impart the participants with a more holistic view of what design and community can be. This workshop doesn’t aim to be an isolated event but rather hopes to cultivate a growing network of continued care and education.
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