Project Director Yeohyun Ahn, Assistant Professor, Art Department, University of Wisconsin Madison
Graphic Design has been a predominantly white and European-centric academic area deeply rooted in Bauhaus, a German art school from 1919 to 1933, combining crafts and the fine arts to approach constructive and universal design for mass production. It has dominated modern graphic design for over 100 years. Visual design education is rapidly shifting from Western and print-centric to diversifying with emerging technology and globalization. This research will investigate the future of graphic design education, research, and practices, crossing boundaries among creative coding, 3d printing, Guerrilla projection, speculative design, sound, data visualization, augmented reality with activism, and cultural identity impacted by globalization. The curated collection will showcase evolving graphic design, including technically diverse and culturally inclusive voices and approaches. The website, http://www.evgd.org is designed and developed to embrace national and global audiences.
2022 Principal Investigator (Pending), Evolving Graphic Design 2024 ($25,000), NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Washington DC
Matching Fund: $20000 with School of Education, $5000 with Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, UW-Madison, Madison, WI; Total Budget: $50,000; Will organize Evolving Graphic Design 2024, aiming to create impactful graphic design research opportunities for academically underrepresented and marginal graphic design educators in the United States.
Partnership with SEGD (Society of Experiential Graphic Design) in Washington DC; Co-Sponsors: Design Incubation, NYC, NY; MS Design + Innovation, Graduate Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Design Studies, School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Center for East Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Graphic Design Program & Art Department, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Computer Sciences Department, College of Letters and Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Co-Principal Investigators; Steve McCarthy, Emeritus Professor, Author of the book, “Designers As …. “, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Bernard Canniffee, Associate Professor, Co-founder of Piece Studio, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; Heather Snyder Quinn, Assistant Professor, Director of Design Futures at Design Incubation Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; Meena Khalili, Associate Professor, co-chair of AIGA DEC, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; Dori Griffin, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Mia Cinelli, Associate Professor of Art and Digital Design, University of Kentucky, Lexington , KY; Anastasiia Raina, Assistant Professor, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; Lisa Maione, Assistant Professor, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO; Jing Zhou, Full Professor, Monmouth University, Design Incubation Communication Design Educators Award 2020, West Long Branch, NJ; Archaea Shekara. Full Professor Graphic Design,Founder of Design Charch, Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Hairi Han. Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Art & Design Director, Benedictine University, Naperville, IL; Taekyeom Lee, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, UW-Madison, Founder of Tangible Graphic Design, Madison, WI; Justin Lincoln, Associate Professor of Art, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA; Camila Afanador-Llach, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Florida Atlantic University, Director of Peer Review of Design Incubation, Boca Raton, FL; Adam DelMarcelle, Assistant Professor of Art and Design, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA ; Alex Braidwood, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; Tamara McLean, former lecturer, UW-Green Bay and Currently MFA Candidate, UW-Madison, Madison, WI; Christ Hamamoto, Assistant Professor, Department of Crafts and Design, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
2022 Principal Investigator (Received), “Academic Marginality and Exclusion of Graphic Design Educators in the US,” Fall Research Competition ($71,180), Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Madison, WI Multi-institutional collective aiming to create impactful aphic design exhibitions and research opportunities for academically underrepresented and marginal visual design educators in the United States. Partnership: SEGD (Society of Experiential Graphic Design), Washington DC; Exhibition Sponsors: Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement; Graphic Design program & Art Department, School of Education, UW-Madison; Computer Sciences Department, College of Letters and Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Global Engagement Office, School of Education, UW-Madison; Co-Principal Investigators: Anastasiia Raina, Assistant Professor, Rhode Island School of Design; Christ Hamamoto, Assistant Professor, California College of the Arts; Moon Jung Jang, Associate Professor, University of Georgia; Alex Braidwood, Associate Professor, Iowa State Universit; Taekyeom Lee, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University; Heather Quinn, Assistant Professor, DePaul University; Archana Shekara, Associate Professor, Illinois State University; Adam DelMarchelle, Assistant Professor, Wilson College; Mihyun Kim, Assistant Professor, Texas State University; Ting Zhou, Assistant Professor in Residence, University of Connecticut; Hairi Han, Associate Professor, Benedictine University; Jing Zhou, Associate Professor, Monmouth University; Visakh Menon, Adjunct Professor, (CUNY) NY City College of Technology; Henrique Nardi, lecture at UW Madison, Collaborators: Ben Evjen, Assistant Professor of Practice in Graphic Design, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Miriam Martincic, Assistant Teaching Professor of Graphic Design, Iowa State University; Mia Cinelli, Assistant Professor of Studio Art and Digital Design, University of Kentucky; David Versluis, Emeritus Professor of Art (Graphic Design), Dordt College; Roy R. Behrens, Emeritus Professor of Art and Distinguished Scholar, University of Northern Iowa; Pouya Jahanshahi, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Oklahoma Sate University; Lisa Maione, Assistant Professor, Kansas Art Institute; Dori Griffin, Assistant Professor, University of Florida
2021 Principal Investigator (Received), “Inclusive Graphic Design”, Brittingham Wisconsin Trust ($10,000), Madison, WI