How can graphic designers contribute to sustainability? Can the answer go beyond printing less, saving energy or not designing at all?
In this talk, graphic designer Benedetta Crippa argues how the relation between graphic design and sustainability is one yet to be explored. Introducing the concept of “visual sustainability”, the talk debunks the common myth that sustainability should be about designing less and creates instead a framework for visual practitioners to design better, shifting the focus on the power of aesthetics.
The talk is particularly relevant for design students and professionals who may feel uncertain about how to contribute to a more just relationship with the ecosystems we share. The talk addresses these insecurities from the perspective of visual practitioners and sketches a way forward: one where we fully own, and intentionally direct, the power of our own craft.
The talk will be held at Villhuset (and virtually for those who'd like to join from afar). Benedetta participates digitally, but the talk will be moderated to try to create the best experience both on-site and digitally. Please bring something to drink. After the talk there will be time to mingle and ask questions. We're excited to see you!
Benedetta Crippa works as graphic designer in Stockholm, Sweden. With 10+ years of engagement with the social equity sector under her belt, her research on visual sustainability is recognised as important contribution to the discourse on sustainable practice in graphic design. An ornamentalist, engaging speaker and educator, she advocates for an evolved design field grounded in the transformative power of aesthetics.
Date: Wednesday, 29. March 2023
Time: 1800 - 2100
Sted: Villhuset, Nikolaikirkeallmenningen 2B, 5003 Bergen / Online
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Meeting ID: 635 2401 7527