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British Professor to Discuss Effects of BREXIT on Creative Industries, Design Diversity

Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | 5:52 am

Greenwich University Professor Anastasios Maragiannis

Greenwich University Professor Anastasios Maragiannis will be speaking on “Design Diversity and Inclusion in the Age of Brexit” during a lecture presented by the ArtCenter College of Design’s Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography in Pasadena Thursday, January 31, from 2 to 3 p.m.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a discussion moderated by Aaron Bruce, Vice President/Chief Diversity Officer at ArtCenter.
Dr. Maragiannis’ talk will focus on design diversity and inclusion and will try to re-imagine the shape of the nation, the city, the company, and the designer. It will examine how practices can amplify and mobilize this under-investigated aspect of practice and discourse, where design acts inclusively regardless of ethnicity, vulnerability, language, disability, gender, or age.
There has been a great deal written about the impact of BREXIT in education, politics, finance, immigration and ethics – key matters in society, admittedly, but there have been no discussions on the creative industries and little significant debate on how design diversity will be affected by this extraordinary change.
The lecture is expected to stimulate dialogue on this issue.
A designer, academic and researcher, Dr. Maragiannis has devoted his career to exploring and understanding the fundamentals of design diversity and inclusion within the context of the digital landscape and a multidisciplinary approach to design thinking and typographic design.
Anastasios is currently the Academic Portfolio Lead in the School of Design at the University of Greenwich, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. He is also the Design Critique Lead for TypeThursday London, a monthly gathering of London-area type geeks 18 years old and above held in partnership with the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography.
Anastasios has presented at a number of international conferences, curated several design exhibitions and has had his work exhibited at many venues, including the London Design Festival and the Victoria and Albert Museum London.
Thursday’s lecture will be at ArtCenter’s Graduate Graphic Design Studio, 5th Floor, 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena.
For more information, contact, at (626) 396-4343.

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