Design Activism

REPORTING:  RABBIT ZIELKE

There is a new generation of designers emerging that are being made of aware of how their talents can really make a difference in the world.  Design activism is a concept that applies design talent to social concepts and improving the greater good.  Bryan Bell is an architect, author, community leader, and design activist that has been working to inspire designers to look beyond their offices and get out into the world to find where they can make a difference.

Design Corps is a nonprofit organization headed bDesign Corps logoy Bell that encourages designers to apply their creative talents to solve problems and provide design services for communities and individuals that might otherwise not be able to afford these services.  Almost any area of human endeavor can profit from the application of design talent and the Design Corps participates in multiple projects where emerging talent can apply their education and skills to redefine environments.

Bryan Bell is speaking at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga at 7:00 pm, March 4th, in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center.  The lecture is “Design for the 21st Century” and is open to the general public.

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