Watch: Shawn Dunwoody on Bridging Communities With Art

01.05.23 | By
Watch: Shawn Dunwoody on Bridging Communities With Art

Design Milk is thrilled to share the latest lecture of the 2022/2023 academic year of The Vignelli Center for Design Studies Design Conversations Lecture Series featuring Shawn Dunwoody, a self-described, multidisciplinary force for change. Dunwoody, who was born and raised in Rochester, spoke at RIT sharing his experience how working as a director, producer, designer, maker, influencer, developer, and artist gives him the opportunity to establish cutting-edge, creative design in a variety of forms. His practice in creative implementation and innovative planning focuses on urban interventions and community forms of urban development. He believes in contextual knowledge, an original approach, and imagination as the basis for crafting new forms of appropriation of space, common production, and creative development. He’s made a huge impact on his hometown and beyond, and continues to spread his message with his infectious personality.



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To learn more about The Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT, they have launched digital access to the archives through Google Arts & Culture, joining over 2000 cultural institutions from around the world. The initial launch includes nearly 900 high resolution images of artifacts from the archives so that now anyone with access to the Internet and Google Arts & Culture can search the Vignelli archives or browse it by color or chronological order.

This lecture is presented with the support of RIT’s MAGIC Center.

This lecture series is made possible in part by the generosity of RIT Alumnus, Chris Bailey and Bailey Brand Consulting

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.