Who's ready for another awesome AIGA Co speaker event?
Be a Traveler, not a Tourist: Journeys of a Graphic Designer
In this deeply personal and insightful talk, Lucille Tenazas will discuss how her personal journey as a traveler of cities and countries has informed her life and work over the course of 30 years.
Designers are travelers, literally and figuratively. We navigate various situations, contexts and cultures, in an effort to better understand our environment. The traveler, like the nomad, synthesizes what they pass through, are permeable to the experience and are ultimately altered by it. By seeking to adapt to their surroundings, nomads can absorb and incorporate certain aspects and not others. The tourist, on the other hand, remains separate and fundamentally unaltered by the experience of passing through different terrain. If we imagine ourselves as cultural nomads, we set ourselves free to enter different territories. It is this mindset that designers today are able to engender qualities of community, participation and empathy.