PNCA’s Design Lecture Series welcomes in design thinkers who break expectations of what graphic design can be and do. Michael Ellsworth (of design studio Civilization) will kick off a new decade of the Design Lecture Series showing examples of design’s power to inspire conversations, create community, and promote collective action. Co-hosted by PNCA Graphic Design and FISK Studio.
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Join curator, writer, artist Legacy Russell in a discussion on the construct, culture, and material of the “meme” as mapped to black visual culture from 1900 to present day. Using archival media Russell will explore the impact of blackness, black life, and black social death on contemporary conceptions of virality borne in the age of the Internet. Following the lecture Russell will screen her video essay BLACK MEME (2020).
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Property of Opaqueness is a collaborative dance performance by artist and choreographer Takahiro Yamamoto and is part of The Unknown Artist, an exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture, curated by Lucy Cotter. The performance will feature artist and arts administrator Rana San and filmmaker Roland Dahwen Wu, performing alongside Yamamoto.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM