Insights 2022: Danielle Aubert

How can the craft of graphic design, often associated with beauty and style, help designers question the capitalist structures they inhabit? This is one of the questions posed by Danielle Aubert’s recent book The Detroit Printing Co-op: The Politics of the Joy of Printing. Focusing on design’s relationship to labor and the means of production, Aubert’s practice synthesizes research, writing, teaching, performance, and making. Her clients include Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Cranbrook Art Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. She is the president of the AAUP-AFT Local 6075 that represents the staff of Wayne State University, Detroit, where she is a professor of graphic design.

Copresented by the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota.
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