01.14.2009

The text from the brief for my recent workshop at Pacific Northwest College of Art following my lecture to the senior undergraduate students:

“A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.”

-R. Buckminster Fuller

The city of the Future needs to be peopled with utopian citizens, humans seeking to realize their ultimate potential in the utopian city.

As the graphic designers of the future operating at the crossroads of culture in the city of tomorrow, what other cultural roles will you incorporate into your Utopian City/Self? 

We will work together to create and illustrate aspects of a collective, modular potential citizenry of the future. We will be projecting ourselves into the future to design our ultimate selves of tomorrow.

The students, the instructor Pete McCracken, and I worked together to create a modular poster/supergraphic utilizing analog processes. It was really fun.
Thanks to Pete, Paul, and the radical PNCA participants!