Speaker: Amy Siegel | Robert Taylor Pro Grant 2016 Winner
Lecture: "Design for Social Change: Strategies for Community Engagement"
Amy Siegel, Environmental Graphics and Brand Designer at Gensler, winner of the 2016 AIGA Colorado Robert Taylor Pro Grant. For more than 30 years, Amy has been striking a balance between creative expression and managing the details and business demands of large, multi-faceted, projects such as international airports, hospital campuses, and gaming and hotel facilities.
She will speak to her involvement with the Design Impacts Change, Strategies for Community Engagement Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York from July 25 - August 15, 2016 partnered with the Historic Tappen Park Community Association to start their two-week program aimed to "Try to Bridge Divide Between 'Old' and 'New' Stapleton". Founded by Steven Heller, this community-based program only accepted 20 applicants from around the world to assemble design teams in the development of a project concept for a New York City community-based neighborhood non-profit organization.
Amy will present the lecture about her involvement and inform the audience in the processes and experiences she encountered in working with complex social, political and cultural factors within the Staten Island landscape. The project outcome, with only 10 days to complete, addresses pressing issues including commercial revitalization, streetscape improvement, local park revitalization and other economic development efforts.
Snacks will be provided.