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June 27, 2020

July 2020 Design & Art Event Hotlist

Find new ways to get inspired with INVT’s curated list of “must do” creative events.

Happy Summer!

Well, we may not be hopping on planes, boats, and trains to experience distant lands, but we can take full advantage of online opportunities to expand our horizons and feed our creative muses. Once again, In/Visible Talks’ co-founders Arianna Orland and Dava Guthmiller checked out what’s coming up to curate their list of “must dos”. We hope you find a few events here that excite your curiosity.

Stay creative!

Design Systems for People.

After all your work to create a new design system, your teammates never used it, so it never took off. We feel your pain! In this InVision Talk, Stephanie Robinson and Chris Stone will offer up some real-life tactics to help us succeed, including how to think about users’ processes to find the right approach, how to effectively market, and how to align with an organization’s purpose and vision for positive impact. Free. July 7, 10:00 to 11:00 am. Online.

Under Construction: Jurriaan Schrofer’s Letters.

Known for his photography book designs early in his career, Jurriaan Schrofer (1926–1990) went on to make his mark with his constructed lettering projects. In this online lecture presented by Letterform Archive, Maurice Meilleur will survey a selection of Schrofer’s remarkable work and comment on what we can learn from them about method, creativity, and meaning in design generally, and type and typography in particular. Free. July 7, noon to 1:30 pm. Online.

Introduction to Equity-Centered Community Design.

We’re big supporters of Creative Reaction Lab (and President and CEO Antionette Carroll, who gave us a lot to think about in her talk at INVT 2020). In service of their mission to educate, train, and challenge Black and Latinx youth to become leaders in designing healthy and racially equitable communities, they have created workshops and trainings to help folks become better allies. This month’s lecture examines oppressive, inequitable, and unequal systems and explores how we can redesign them. Includes a Q&A session. Free. July 9 (and every second Thursday of the month), 11:00 am CDT. Online.

National Park Foundation’s Virtual Tours.

Even though our travel plans are iffy, we can still discover the mysteries under the sea, watch the cherry blossom trees bloom, and be inspired by beauty created by humans and nature. Through virtual tours and live webcams, learn about fascinating places such as Crater Lake (formed by a volcanic eruption), New Bedford (a stop on the Underground Railroad), and the Statue of Liberty. Free. Anytime, anywhere. Online.

We hope to be out and about next month with a new list of “must-do” events around the Bay Area. Be sure to check out the In/Visible Talks blog for updates.