C Mag

Public Lecture

Graphic Design Symposium

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28 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019


SBC galerie d'art contemporain / SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art

Graphic Design: Obfuscation and Renegotiation
Symposium + C Magazine Issue 141 Launch
March 28, 29, 30

C Magazine Issue 141 Graphic Design Launch
March 29, 6:30 pm

Presented by SBC Gallery and C Magazine, Graphic Design: Obfuscation and Renegotiation intends to intensify, propel, provoke, and challenge the common themes of C Magazine issue 141 Graphic Design, and SBC’s current curatorial program, Loosely Assembled.

Because of the ways graphic design is often misrecognized (…) we attempt to sidestep some of the anxious discourses of our field, such as: What can design do (to make things “better”)? How can design solve our problems? (…) In essence, this issue is an attempt to ask quite earnestly, what does design do? How is design entangled with power and how does it manifest its impositions?
- Chris Lee and Ali Shamas Qadeer

Guest-edited by Loosely Assembled Cycle 1 artists Chris Lee and Ali Shamas Qadeer, C Magazine Issue 141 frames graphic design as a “visual practice that gives form to power and shapes ways of knowing.” To celebrate the launch of this issue, we’ve assembled a series of talks and workshops that examine the ways in which graphic design is used: to undermine and/or uphold colonial and capitalist narratives of power, to create and/or dismantle communities, to validate and/or discard knowledge and information.

The conferences will be held in English and there will be whisper translation available in French.

18:30 – 19:30 – Michèle Champagne – On Design Canada
19:30 – 20:30 – Chris Lee and Ali Shamas Qadeer – Designing Scriptural Economies
20:00 – 20:30 – Q+A led by Chris + Ali, w/ guest artists, Reception

18:00 – 19:00 – Sébastien Aubin – Everything at face value, questioning intentions
19:15 – 20:15 – Kalpana Subramanian – Entangled Visions: The Birth of a Radical Pedagogy of Design in India
20:15 – 20:45 – Q+A led by Chris + Ali, w/ guest artists
20:30 – 22:00 – C Magazine Issue 141 Launch + reception

13:00 – 15:00 WORKSHOP – Lucas Larochelle – Syllabi of/for Queer Feeling

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