TE Lecture Series: Against the grain with Dina Benbrahim
- Friday Oct 27, 2023
- 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM EDT
About This Event
Type Electives Lecture Series:
Against the grain: a feminist and anti-racist design education with Dina Benbrahim
In this session, Dina will take us on a journey on how her feminist and anti-racist beliefs and experiences led her to challenge the canon and design education. Through her work, she hopes to inspire future designers to use design as a tool to contribute to systemic change.
Each talk will be about 30–45 mins long followed by a short Q&A.
The event will be hosted online via Zoom.
We look forward to having you with us!
Dina Benbrahim (she/her) is a Moroccan multidisciplinary creative, educator, organizer, and researcher who uses an intersectional feminist lens to dissent and investigate design for visibility, civic action, and social justice with minoritized communities to collectively reimagine equitable futures. She is currently an Endowed Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Arkansas and the founder and director of Hello Departures, an ever-evolving experimental program at the intersection of design pedagogy, strategy, and community that provokes uplifting transformative possibilities. In addition, she serves as a Docent for the Letterform Archive, and is on the Advising Committee of the Medium. She has been particularly invested in exploring design histories in North Africa, and is the author of Woven in Oral History: An Incomplete Taxonomy of Amazigh Symbols in the book Centered edited by Kaleena Sales, and A Biased Typographical Collection of Tangier in the book Our Morocco edited by Lucas Peters.