This October sees the latest AIGA design educators' conference address the social aspects of graphic design.
The event entitled Social Studies: Educating Designers in a Connected World, will be hosted by the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore) on October 17-19, 2008. Co-chaired by Ellen Lupton, Jennifer Cole Phillips and fellow DesignSessions contributer Brockett Horne.
"Graphic designers work with clients, institutions, users, and communities to make things happen in the world. Yet education often focuses on the individual voice. How are we preparing students for a lifetime of working with and for other people? How are our students connecting to the world?"
With the intention to host "dozens of presentations and workshops led by designers, educators, and graduate students", this promises to be a thoroughly engaging conference.