Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Design & Social Justice

Love Library will be one of the hosts for the University-wide Design & Social Justice
Symposium this semester! From August 16 – October 31, three collections will feature on the 2nd floor of Love Library, “Revolutionary Grain” by Suzun Lucia Lamaina, "Social Cause Posters" by Justin Kemerling and “Radical Underground Newspapers” by Billy X Jennings.

Lamaina is an independent scholar, social documentary photographer, teacher and photographic historian. Her work focuses on portraiture that reveals the interconnectedness of her subject’s essence and the surroundings in which they live. She is acutely aware of the visual language of photography and the role it plays in providing us with a discourse about visual communications.

Kemerling facilitates collaborative design projects that are bold, beautiful and move people to action. His work is intended to inspire and motivate artists, community-builders, activists, and entrepreneurs He works with a number of non-profits and start ups on a variety of projects where his role includes, branding, creative direction, web design, social media and print design. 

Jennings, Black Panther Party historian, will curate an exhibition of radical underground newspapers from the 1960s and 1970s. The publications created an ethos around the struggle for equality, civic engagement and justice. Often authored, designed, and published by university students, these publications offer insight into the underground press and its vast diversity of visual languages that were both accessible and powerful while inspiring people to action.

A reception for the public to meet the artists will take place on September 16, from 4-5:30 pm on the 2nd floor of Love Library.

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