PARTNERED EVENT WITH LA DESIGN FESTIVAL
Friday, June 21, 2019 | 3–3:45PM
1318 East 7th Street | Los Angeles, CA 90021
Through contemporary practice and design history Silas Munro will discuss how his collaboratively run studio practice, poly-mode helps organizations embrace cultural diversity and increase community involvement. In a series of contexts, design shapes containers for a Los Angeles artist advocating for women and vulnerable populations, community access to art in Inglewood, and rewrites the legacy of 20th-century modernism by expanding design history to include the activist data visualization of W.E.B. Du Bois and his students of color.
ABOUT SILAS MUNRO
Silas Munro engages multi-modal practices that inspire people to elevate themselves and improve society. His studio, Poly-mode has designed identities and publications for exhibitions of Jacob Lawrence at MoMA and Mark Bradford at the Venice Biennale. Munro’s writing appears in W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America. He’s shown in shows at CalArts and RISD. He has served as a critic at CalArts, MICA, and Yale and currently teaches at Otis College of Art and Design and Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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