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Natalia Ilyin in Developing Citizen Designers

May 23, 2016

VCFA faculty Natalia Ilyin has an essay titled “What Design Activism is and is Not: A Primer for Students” published in the new book Developing Citizen Designers, edited by Elizabeth Resnick.

The aim of this book is to enable students, educators and designers in the early stages of their careers to learn and practise design in a socially responsible manner. It responds to the rise of academic debate and teaching in the areas of social design, sustainable design, ethical design and design futures. Citizen Designers is a practically and pedagogically focused book, with each chapter addressing a particular area or issue within design practice and education, with an overview framing essay, interviews with practitioners and educators, and assignment briefs through which the reader can understand the process by which a brief is set, met and critiqued.

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