Ramon Tejada: Decolonizing (graphic) Design

Pratt Manhattan, 144 West 14th Street, Room 213
April 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
About the Talk

Designer and Teacher, Ramon Tejada confronts and questions Design History, and it’s lack of representation (in the form of work, practices, practitioners, and perspective) of people of color and their narratives. Looking at the current state of Design and its development to date, Tejada asks how we respond in a culture that is embedded in systems, methods, and structures that colonize our thinking and making.

About Ramon Tejada

Ramon Tejada is a designer/teacher working in NYC and Philadelphia. He works as a hybrid design/teaching practice focusing on collaborative art direction, design strategy, and education. He works primarily on works for non-for-profits and educational organizations and institutions. Ramon teaches in the graduate MFA Communication Design program at Pratt Institute; MA classes at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCA), as well as undergraduate level classes at Parsons/The New School and at CUNY-Queens College. He has also served as a critic and lead workshops at George Fox University, School of Visual Arts, Houghton College, HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht, NL., and at SUNY Purchase. He received a MFA in Performance arts from Bennington College and an MFA in Graphic Design from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by Pratt Academic Senate and the History of Art and Design Department.

For more information please contact Janice Robertson: jrober10@pratt.edu.


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