Happening tonight: APSU’s David Walker joins virtual discussion ‘Conversations on Design & Race’
(Posted on April 7, 2021)
Austin Peay State University’s David Jon Walker is one of 12 graphic design educators of color included in a new book titled “Black, Brown + Latinx Design Educators: Conversations on Design and Race.”
A series of events – including one tonight – is helping to bring the book’s educators to the public eye.
Walker – an assistant professor of design in the Department of Art + Design – will be on a virtual panel at 5:30 p.m. CST April 7. The panel is titled “Conversations on Design & Race: Getting Back to Our Roots.”
According to the event’s registration site, the discussion will examine “how the influence of family, cultural origins, and ancestral heritage takes form in design practice.”
“Black, Brown + Latinx Design Educators” by Kelly Walters is a collection of deeply personal interviews with graphic design educators from colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.
The interviews center “their childhood experiences, their undergraduate and graduate studies, and their career paths in academia and practice,” according to the publisher, Princeton Architectural Press.
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