Call for designers & animators to join CUP’s social justice design fellowshipThe Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is looking for designers to join its Public Access Design program as 2014-2015 Design Fellows. They’re looking for NYC-based visual thinkers working in print, ux/ui design, motion graphics, animation, and illustration who are interested in bringing playful visual solutions to the challenges of design for social change.Through Public Access Design, designers work collaboratively with CUP and a community organization on projects that break down a complex policy or planning issue for the group’s constituents. The partners collaborate to create an accessible visual tool on the issue, which takes the form of either a printed publication, an interactive graphic, or a short video or animation. For example, CUP recently launched a short video on scheduling practices in retail that we created with Retail Action Project and designers Joshua Graver and Maxwell Sorensen, and a booklet on wage theft for day laborers with the day laborer organizing group NICE and designer Caroline Oh.
The 2014-2015 Fellowship runs from July 2014 to June 2015. Fellows attend an introductory session on CUP’s methods for collaborative and participatory design, and are invited to attend quarterly special events and gatherings throughout their Fellowship year. One Fellow is invited to collaborate on a new project approximately every three months. The idea is that Fellows are “on-call” for these collaborations, but they are welcome to decline projects based on their availability. All Fellows receive an honorarium of $200, and Fellows that collaborate on projects receive an additional $2,000 stipend.
Applications are due Tuesday, June 10th at 10 pm. Find out more and apply online at publicaccessdesign.org.