Blunt: Explicit and graphic design criticism now AIGA Design Educators Conference
AIGA Design Educators Conference
Blunt: Explicit and graphic design criticism now
April 12 - 14, 2013 in Norfolk, Virgina
Planning Committee: Jiwon Lee, Kenneth FitzGerald, David Cabianca
In regard to criticism, is design telling the truth to itself? The Blunt conference will invites contrary statements to prevailing wisdom on graphic design practice, education,and criticism and takes the position that a critical literature is a powerful, positive enterprise that stimulates new thinking and making and yet, while new, sanctioned programs of design criticism continue to emerge, a body of critical literature is still largely unwritten and under championed. In order to conceptualize a critical practice, we must foster an awareness of-and need for-the conceptual tools, techniques and vehicles of critical practice by writing back at graphic design, by challenging views and assessing possibilities.