Design opportunities digest - May 11th 🎓

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Amy Dinh

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May 11, 2022, 9:09:21 PMMay 11
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Hi all,

The design opportunities digest was paused last week as we focused on the Design Showcase, and the frequency will slow down a bit during the summer, but the design opportunities won't stop and neither will this digest! Check out a few cool opportunities in the Bay Area and SoCal below.

Good luck with any remaining finals--summer is almost here!

Amy

Design jobs
  • [Civic Design Studio] Call for Experienced Grantwriters, Graphic Designers, 2-D & 2-D Digital Artists
Design events
  • South Central Arts: Histories and Futures Conference (5/14)
Design general opportunities
  • Call for Compostmodern advisors, participants, agitators & collaborators! (5/20)

Design jobs
[Civic Design Studio] Call for Experienced Grantwriters, Graphic Designers, 2-D & 2-D Digital Artists
Civic Design Studio wants you! We are excited to put this call out for EXPERIENCED grant writers/managers, as well as up and coming graphic designers, 2D and 3D digital artists.

We are a GSD #getshitdone crew of creatives, educators and cultural leaders passionate about art, community and education, and are looking for likeminded folx to work with.

Please DM @civicdesignstudio510 you are interested in working with us! This is a call for contractors only, not full time staff. 

Design events
South Central Arts: Histories and Futures Conference
May 14, 2022

What is abolition? What does abolition have to do with art? Why South Central LA? Why not South LA or Greater LA? Why grassroots? A one day conference posing questions to artists and arts facilitators, working within the grassroots, who have had influence in the international creative discourse and the movements towards abolition. Discussions will span from presenting the historical context of arts space making, either physical, intellectual or spiritual to creative movements away from state, carceral entities, surveillance and criminalization as well as from corporate institutions and charity foundations, towards community bridge building, autonomy and sustainability.

“South Central Arts: Histories and Futures” conference on May 14, 2022, aims to recenter a commitment to abolition among the arts spaces and the communities they serve in South Central Los Angeles, all of which are subject to forces of gentrification, heavy policing, high concentrations of houseless community members as well as great interest from culture industry brokers scouting for the “next big thing” emerging from within the neighborhood. The conference opens a space of collaboration toward an abolition of the predatory, carceral, extractive and racist forces displacing the community and a recentering of the grassroots arts practices that contribute to the community’s thrivance.

Conference Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Schedule: 9am – 5:30pm
Cost of Admission: Free
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/326000645707
Location: Online (In Person)
Phone: 213-855-9390
Website: http://wgsac.wordpress.com
 
Design general opportunities
Call for Compostmodern advisors, participants, agitators & collaborators!
We're looking for volunteer Committee Members to join our volunteer team of individuals creating content for the series.

Since it’s founding in 2004, Compostmodern has been an internationally recognized forum inspiring and guiding designers to transform products, industries and lives through sustainable design. Compostmodern connects designers, scientists, and thought leaders to delve into what is known and what is predicted for our future on this planet. The potential —and urgency — of radical creativity achieved through discovery, new thinking and collaboration has never been greater.

Calling creative individuals to help selecting topics, speakers and producing Compostmodern events. If you have skills to help with writing event descriptions, designing graphics, social media, event coordination and volunteer management, brainstorming topics, connecting with thought leaders and speakers, please apply! Join the committee.

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Amy Dinh  A button with "Hear my name" text for name playback in email signature
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Associate Director of Academic Affairs / Lecturer
Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation
College of Engineering | UC Berkeley  

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