The GSD AASU is committed to advancing academic and professional development through a variety of events, including lunchtime lectures, workshops, mixers, and community service days.
Poster as Protest: Artist Talk with Lo Harris and Monyee Chau
Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 @ 6 p.m.
Virtual Conversation | Register here
The role of posters as protest has acquired renewed urgency in the midst of a global pandemic and continuous protests movements surrounding social justice initiatives across myriad landscapes. Activism-based visual arts have been paramount to coalition building and personal expression. As artists of color, Monyee Chau and Lo Harris respond to conventional depictions of Asian-American and African-American communities respectively, using their artwork to sublimate stereotypes and empower underrepresented voices. This event brings together two Harvard GSD communities, APIA and AASU, with the two artists in conversation about how their works champion a more-equitable and just world.
Lauren (Lo) Harris is an Alabama-raised, Brooklyn-based, self-taught digital artist who specializes in illustration and motion design, and is currently an associate Animator at NBC News Digital. Her vibrant work aims to illustrate a more just and kind world through bright palettes, strong figures, and relational compositions showcasing confidence, humanity, and joy. Her designs centered on editorial projects, campaigns and environmental designs for lifestyle, technology, and beauty brands, as well as social justice initiatives. Lo has produced work for a number of clients including Amazon, Cosmopolitan, The Black Curriculum, Adobe, and The Ellen Show, and has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Marie Claire, and HuffPost.
LECTURE + WORKSHOP WITH JUSTIN GARRETT MOORE
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.
Piper Auditorium | Gund Hall
We’re excited to hear about Justin‘s work with the Department of City Planning in NYC, the New York City Public Design Commission, and with his organization Urban Patch in Indianapolis. We’ll also be using his projects to launch a group brainstorm of engagement strategies that we can use as students and designers.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUILD DAY
Saturday, March 4th @ 8:00 a.m.
ARTIST TALK WITH CEDRIC DOUGLAS
Thursday, February 16th, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.
Rm. 505 | Gund Hall
*Refreshments will be served
Cedric is also the Founder and Creative Director of The Up Truck. Established in 2014, The Up Truck is a mobile art lab designed to engage under-served Boston community members through art and creativity, and was created with funding from The Boston Foundation and the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative. In the last two years, The Up Truck has engaged ten communities and over 3000 Boston residents.
AASU + AFRICA GSD BEER N DOGS
Friday, February 10th @ 7:30 p.m.
Chauhaus | Gund Hall
The AASU will be hosting Beer ‘n Dogs along with AfricaGSD. Get excited!! We hope to see you there.