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http://thehumanitarianhub.org/event/design-for-humanity-summit/ Fordham University Lincoln Center, New York City June 22, 2018, 9:00 am The Design for Humanity Summit, hosted by the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs and the UN Migration Agency, will explore the intersection of design and humanitarian action for dignified crisis response. Prominent humanitarian and design professionals will discuss current best practices and generate human-centered design strategies that address contemporary humanitarian challenges. Through cross-collaboration of both sectors, this initiative aims to drive humanitarian response in a more dignified, inclusive, and sustainable direction. The Design for Humanity Summit is made possible with the support of the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations, the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation and Fordham University. Community partners include InterAction, ART WORKS Projects for Human Rights and the American Society of Interior Designers. REGISTER HERE
Artist as Activist Funding from the The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artist as Activist provides game-changing resources to artists of all disciplines– including visual and performing arts, new media, design, and other creative professions–who address important global challenges through their creative practice. The program is comprised of three distinct grant opportunities: Individual fellowships to U.S.-based artists and art collectives with a demonstrated commitment to applying their creative work toward a social or political action Travel & research grants for similarly focused artists General operating support to organizations that have been exemplars in supporting artists who work at the intersection of art and social justice.
With all of the turmoil that seems to be going on in the world today, and with politics and morality being conflated when discussing emotionally charged topics, when are designers responsible for the outcomes of their work? Such examples would include gun control, people's rights to their own bodies, immigration, outside influences in politics. Should educators only be teaching methodologies to assess the veracity of the sources? Is it okay for educators to take a stance, as they did in the 1960s?