In 2015, College of Arts and Sciences art history Professor Romita Ray organized the University’s first public Diwali celebration on campus. Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a Hindu festival held each October or November in India where…
Communications Design Student Exhibition Confronts Current Political, Social Issues
Junior communications design majors in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ School of Design are presenting “FACE IT: The War on America’s Home Front,” an exhibition on culture, society and citizenship, through Nov. 30 in the first-floor lounge of the Nancy Cantor Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse.
As part of CMD 351, “Problem Solving Strategies,” the students ventured to confront the social and political problems of our time through the process of design thinking. Eight teams were challenged to create user experiences to foster reflection and reform for eight contentious topics brought to light by this election year: gender inequality, police violence, privacy vs. security, climate change, sexual assault, racism, gun control and immigration. Their solutions include an interconnected exhibition model, posters and digital experiences as a multi-media solution to begin to inform these issues.
The lobby of the Warehouse is open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. It is closed on weekends and Syracuse University holidays. For more information about the exhibition, email Professor Robert Cooney at firstname.lastname@example.org.