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elisa ruffino

pasadena, United States

Producer, Designmatters at Art Center College of Design

Member since August 07, 2008


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    Articles 1-30. This piece addresses all of the articles in the Declaration.

    “I felt it was important to define each article in a way that anyone could understand and relate to, especially children. Educating children on basic rights is a way to work toward building a foundation of respect for others even when there are major differences in cultures.”

    Brooke Reidt

    Poster title: “We Need Them All”

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    Article 16. (1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution. (2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses. (3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

    “Equality should be practiced in all aspects of human relationships. The leaves represent a growing awareness of this issue.”

    Bennett McCall, Heather East, Brian Scott

    Poster title: “Equal Rights in Marriage”

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    Article 4. No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

    “We found the subject of child prostitution so appalling that we couldn’t ignore it. Our image uses the shadow of a young girl juxtaposed against the adult lingerie outfit to show the loss of innocence.”

    Bennett McCall, Heather East, Brian Scott

    Poster title: “Shadow Puppets”

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    Article 25. (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control. (2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.

    “The right to clean water is one of the most basic human rights, and the lack of it is one of the most serious problems in the world today.”

    Bennett McCall, Brian Scott, Heather East

    Poster title: “Clean Water”

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    Article 5. No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

    “I chose this subject because I was horrified to learn that hammers and drills and other objects found in most toolboxes are being used to torture people.”

    Cindy Chen

    Poster title: “Tools of Torture”

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    Article 25. (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

    “I wanted to use everyday objects that homeless people have appropriated to create shelter, privacy, a home to survive. In this context, objects that we dispose of take on a different meaning.”

    Cindy Chen

    Poster title: “This is My Home”

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    Article 25. (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

    “I chose to make a poster about homelessness because it is something I notice in my everyday life and on a global level.”

    Cindy Chen

    Poster title: “This is My Blanket”

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    Article 23. (1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. (2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work. (3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection. (4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

    “I wanted consumers to see this in hopes that they think twice about the brands they support; that they ask questions before they buy. Where was it made? Who made it? How much were they paid?”

    Cindy Chen

    Poster title: “Sweat Shop Labor”

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    Article 2. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

    “I wanted people to see that skin color is not a reason to discriminate, and is not an indication of a person’s worth.”

    Cindy Chen

    Poster title: “Rights for All”

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    Article 1. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

    “I wanted to talk about the realization that once you get past nationality, race, gender and the external human things, we are all the same inside.”

    Christopher Kosek

    Poster title: “Everybody”

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design