March 23-April 14, 2017

Opening Reception:

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7PM

Design is change

Link to the view Change is Design Pages view book.

Featuring more than 45 works, the exhibition “Design is change” shows how FIU citizen designers – teaming up with non-profit organizations—have applied principles of composition, design and storytelling to create posters that make a positive social impact in our community. On view at MBUS from March 23rd through April 14, 2017. The exhibition is organized by Silvia Pease, designer and educator at FIU.

The exhibition shows FIU designers making a viewer take notice of their global message by placing a central element, using form and color; using multiple patterns; typography as form; illusions of depth; transforming images and 3-d objects, cutting and pasting; including visual narratives; provocative language to communicate the urgency of the message; humor and tension; scale manipulation; diagonals and transparencies.

Participants classes – Design II (GRA3817) and Sustainability in Design III (GRA4818)- S Pease

below are the students and non-profit organizations they chose.

Ariel Canino – Miami Metro Zoo

Alexa Castillo- Human Rights Organization

Stephanie Chock- National Voices For Equality, Education, and Enlightenment

Maria Eugenia-Defense For Children International

Kimberly Espinoza – Hands on Miami

Samantha Gonzalez-Humane Society of Greater North Miami

Lachoy George – American cancer Society

Samantha Hurtado-Planned Parenthood

Kimberly Joseph-Florida Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers

Yekaterina Lobuzova – C.O.P.S. Organization

David Marte – Environmental Association

Jennifer Molina-Human Rights Organization

Denise Pomeranc – Human Rights Organization

Alejandro Perez-Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Carolina Radas – Amigos For Kids

Carlos Salazar-Human Rights Campaign

Carlos Spartacus-OUT Miami

Paula Valbuena – Chid’s Play Charity

Tiffany Tejera – National Coalition Against Censorship

Michael Mitchell- Human Rights Organization

Gabriel Perez – Seti Institute

FIU MFA  student work: Art + Art History