Different Data presents at VCUarts

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The Different Data Group visited the Department of Graphic Design at VCUarts (shout out David Shields) in remarkably fabulous Richmond VA. On Thursday, April 7, we gave a presentation titled “Maps, Tape, Video, Paper: Design as Performance & Performance as Discourse”,  where we showed examples of our projects in Detroit and Stockholm, and elaborated on our interests, including, but not limited to: counter-design methodologies; data as narrative; narrative as method; method as design; design as performance; performance as discourse; collaboration’s  joys, pitfalls and pratfalls; the pratfalls associated with the word critical; criticality as a counter-design methodology.

The next day we visited the senior Gdes class co-taught by Nicole Killian and Lauren Thorson and gave some questionable advice to the students frantically working to finish their senior projects.

We got to see friends, make new ones, enjoy some very fine cocktails and food.