Design Education’s Big Gap: Understanding the Role of Power

As a designer working on a complex social issue, have you ever stopped to wonder where the power lies in your project? What has the client trusted you to do and for what audience? How does your place of power (as a creator and an individual) hinder your ability to relate to that client and audience?

We often use power unknowingly in creative work. But, when we recognized the influence of our own race, politics, access, and privilege we allow ourselves to understand our client, user, and abilities more deeply. During this intimate conversation, George Aye and Greater Good Studio will help us understand the mechanics of power and how to wield it with care.

About the presenter
George Aye is Co-Founder and Director of Innovation at Greater Good Studio. George teaches Social Innovation as an Adjunct Full Professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a frequent speaker and facilitator. Previously, he was a designer at IDEO and the Chicago Transit Authority.

When & Where
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Centene Center for Arts and Education
3547 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
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