Come Play In Our Sandbox - The Designer

Posted on: April 27, 2012

Smiling person closing a door.The Designer as Cultural Nomad 

Join us for a night of discussion and presentation by renowned graphic designer Lucille Tenazas.

Media Sandbox Lecture Series
Wednesday March 28, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Room 145

Communication Arts & Sciences Building

She is an exceptional graphic designer -- sensitive, intelligent, and elegant. At times, magnificently quirky.


An assorted collection of books.

Lucille is Henry Wolf professor at Parsons The New School for Design in New York, and a past president of AIGA, the professional association for design.

The presentation and discussion will seek to inculcate in students the concept of the

designer as "cultural nomad" -- a concept her own journey has made her uniquely qualified to address. 

"I see the design process as a continuous

A colorful series of rectangles.

accumulation of experience so that one can adapt oneself to whatever context one is thrust into," she says. "At the base level, we respond to other people's problems. The nomad is able to move from one context to another, one discipline to another, one culture to another, and be seen not necessarily as a native, but as one of them -- so that trust is engendered, and that allows the designer to speak in her client's voice without sacrificing her own."

Join us.

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