Translating complex ideas into visual language is a graphic designer’s recurrent mission. As social communicators working for design justice, this mission becomes more pressing: while the issues that individuals face require urgent attention, we must never lose sight of how those concerns stem from larger systems of oppression.
As designers working with communities touched by injustice, we are often presented with a double challenge. On the one hand, we need to be able to speak of situations of inequality, systemic violence and discrimination as urgent matters requiring immediate action. On the other hand, we need to do so in a way that does […]
Since partnering with Feathers of Hope in 2011, the initiative has grown in ways I had not known were possible. This First Nations youth advocacy and dialogue project brings together young people from across Ontario to talk about their experiences and present ideas to decision makers at all levels of government around how to address the inequities they […]
It’s always fun to conduct sonic research in preparation for designing the Music Gallery’s promotions. We do intensive listening sessions of artists who will be featured in upcoming shows, and then simultaneously develop visuals for the different performances. This batch’s research began with listening to Early Bird, Swimming with Astronauts, and Phonebooth by Plumes, and […]
Gendai Gallery‘s current project, MMMMM…Gendai Kitchen, launched on August 28 at Gibraltar Point, Toronto with a performance by Lisa Myers. miijim for time-beings was a response to Myung-Sun Kim’s art multiple,time being. We are proud to have collaborated with Gendai Gallery on this innovative subscription series that delivers food-inspired artist multiples once each season from […]
The “We Have Something to Say” report release and Listening Circle at the Chelsea Hotel on May 10th, 2016 gathered children and youth with disabilities across Ontario to speak to key stakeholders on the issues that matter to them. It was a powerful event, as the Youth Amplifiers on the project, Holly and Sammy, as […]
In August of 2015, the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (OPACY) released It’s a Matter of Time: Systematic Review of Secure Isolation in Ontario Youth Justice Facilities. The report was designed by And Also Too. The objective of the report was to raise awareness of the existence of secure isolation (SI) […]