Design for Democracy

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Event

Design for Democracy

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

Design for Democracy

It’s an election year, and politics dominates the news cycle. How can designers and creatives get involved? Are there places that design and democracy intersect? Can we use design to redefine interactions between our government and its citizens? Can we design a better future for our democracy? AIGA Seattle would like to explore these questions, so we’re kicking off our chapter’s programming for the AIGA National Initiative, Design for Democracy. Since 1998, Design for Democracy has collaborated with researchers, designers and policymakers to achieve AIGA’s goal of demonstrating the value of design by doing valuable things.

House of Learning

AIGA Seattle’s inaugural Design for Democracy event, House of Learning, will be an evening of intimate talks from leaders in the fields of design and politics. Knowledge and learning will be the focus as speakers share their insights about the intersections of design and democracy with the Seattle creative community. At the event, you’ll rotate with other attendees between speakers who have prepared short sessions to engage their audiences. From the six+ speakers presenting, you’ll be able to choose four sessions that excite you – and you’ll get to sit down in small groups with your chosen speakers. This is a chance to learn from and engage on a close level with innovators, strategists, activists, educators, and policymakers who have changed the design and political worlds. Topics covered may include ballot and election design, political campaigns and logos, and the challenges of motivating Americans to vote. Official speakers and topics will be announced in the weeks leading up to the event. After the four sessions, you’re invited to socialize with speakers and other attendees over refreshments. We’ll encourage conversations about harnessing the powers of design and democracy to create a better future.

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