A critical conversation between Sandy Kaltenborn and Josh MacPhee, engaging question around the role of design in social struggles, the tensions between individual and social expression, and how to prioritize collaboration in a world of hierarchy. Link to register HERE.
Sandy Kaltenborn, actually Alexander Sandy Paul Omar Abdullah Kaltenborn, is a communication designer who runs the design studio image-shift at Kottbusser Tor in Berlin since 1999. image-shift is dedicated to – and operates in – social, cultural, political, educational and urban settings. image-shift develops communication concepts, strategies and designs for all kind of media formats and distribution contexts. Sandy Kaltenborn is also the co-founder of the tenant initiative Kotti & Co.
Josh MacPhee is a designer, artist, and archivist. He is a founding member of both the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and Interference Archive, a public collection of cultural materials produced by social movements, based in Brooklyn, NY. MacPhee is the author and editor of numerous publications, including Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now and Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture.
Presented by the George Mason University as part of the exhibition Graphic Liberation!, on view at the Gillespie Gallery through March 4th, 2022.