Can Design End Racism?: Unit 3 Annotated Bib

18 September 2014photos by Kristin Serafint McKenzie, Simone. “Can Design End Racism? Antionette Carroll’s Creative Lab Has 3 Promising Ideas.” AIGA. N.p., n.d. Web. AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) journalist Simone McKenzie, constructs and article about the Vice President of AIGA St. Louis Antionette Carrol, and how she had plans to change St. Louis’ race issues through design.”Spurred on by the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, Carroll initiated the idea of hosting a Creative Reaction Lab to look at sustainable design approaches to issues such as systematic racism”(para. 1). Simone then gives background about Carroll and why this incident moves her. “Antionette Carrol is the creator and chair of the chapter’s Diversity Initiatives, and the chair of the AIGA task force on Diversity and Inclusion at the national level”(para. 2). Simone then begins taking about the different features of the Creative Reaction Lab project. She states that the project consists of “12 designers for a 24- hour brainstorming session” and there ends up 5 different design projects. One of the projects is called the “Red Table Project”. Directed by Anna Shafer-Skelton, Christine Stavridis, Emily Iles, and De Andrea Nichols, the Red Table Project focuses on “igniting conversations between people of St. Louis who would otherwise not meet”(para. 5). Simone later explains that “the designers were certain a designed invitation to the table would result in beneficial connection and conversations”(para. 5.). This article is useful because it displays that people are actually taking action against racism thru design. Any interested in researching racism and design may be able to use this article as a base to do more research. However,...

Sexism and Graphic Design: Annotated Bib

Retrieved from Zbrastudios.com “Where Are The Female Designers?” Attitude Design. N.p., 19 Nov. 2007. Web.    The UK based designer team Attitude Designers, conducted a small survey composed of four female “notable web designers” to shed a little bit of light on this question: “Why is it that females don’t seem to be as prominent in web design as they are in say fashion design?” (paragraph two).    The names of the four professionals are , Tanya Merone, Rina Miele , Veerle Pieters, and Larissa Meek . Here are a few example of the questions that were asked during the survey. One question read, “Do you think there are less female designers than male? If so why do you think this is?”(paragraph four). Meek answers, “I know without a doubt that there are less designers in the interactive medium….. many women are creative but the technical fears of computers can seem intimidating”.     Another question read, “Do you have any examples of sexism you have personally had to suffer- with clients of with the industry?”(paragraph nine). Miele answers, “Being taken serious is an issue and men accepting women as professionals and that they’re fully capable as men is also an issue iv’e faced”. On a scale from one to useful I would rate 100 percent useful. This survey gives first hand accounts from four well-known female web designers about their experience in this field. Persons doing research on web design and sexism may find this very useful, researchers interested in the build environment of the web design industry can also use this, and this may even be useful to some interested in...

Protest at Lenox: Annotated bib

Blau, Max. “Local Activists Arrested for Shutting down Buckhead Intersection near Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza.” Clatl.com. N.p., 20 Dec. 2014. Web. Protesters in Action retrieved from clatl.com Max Blau, Creative Loafing staff member, constructed an article entitled “Local activists arrested for shutting down Buckhead intersections near Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza”, that speaks about the Michael Brown case and what part Lenox Mall had to play in it. Blau writes “Protesters decided to stage one of their most disruptive demonstrations yet by shutting down a major intersection near two of Atlanta’s biggest shopping centers”. Blau states that the protest was held by the advocacy group by the name of “Rise Up Georgia” and their goal in the protest was to “disrupt economic activity near Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza”.  He also explained the protesters reasoning behind choosing Lenox Square as their protest site. A participant by the name of “Trip” states he participated because he felt like “disrupting economic activity” he believed that more people would pay attention to a message of a “nationwide movement”. However, police officials have classified this protest as “unlawful” and all the participants were arrested and spent a night in jail. This article may be useful to a researcher due to the fact that it highlights Lenox Mall’s ability to be a target for major protests and serve as tool for people to use and manipulate. This says a lot about Lenox as a built...

Sticky Fingers at Lenox: Annotated Bib

Whisenhunt, Dan. “Shoplifting at Lenox Lifts Crime Numbers.” reporternewspapers.net. N.p., 21 Mar. 2013. Web. Crime news reporter Dan Whisenhunt, wrote an article entitled “Shoplifting at Lenox lifts crime numbers”, that discusses the effect of Lenox Square crime rates on the rest of Buckhead and also discusses who’s committing these crimes. Whisenhunt writes “Theft from Lenox was one of Buckhead’s biggest crimes in 2012, according to statistics released by the Atlanta Police Department”. He starts the article by giving a few statistics on the crime rate at Lenox. For example, Whisenhunt states “Buckhead’s police boundary, Zone 2, is Atlanta’s top reporter of property crime, and the Lenox beat had more thefts then any other beat in the zone”. He also states that Carly Dennis the mall’s “spokeswoman” would not go into details about the crime statistics. After discussing the statistics a bit more, he describes the offenders of these crimes. He describes the offenders as “juveniles” with “below average grades” and “strained or nonexistent father relationships”. He also states that most these kids ride the MARTA to the mall and their parents don’t even know they’re there. I believe this article is quite useful for someone who is looking to find out about the mall’s interior environment as far as having the train station connected to the inside and also how’s its affecting the surrounding...
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