Stacy Asher

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[Social Design]

Introduction

Stacy Asher is Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Her practice focuses on the relation between forms, words, phrases, signs, symbols, and what value they have in human expression and culture. She uses art and design, in particular social design, to stimulate conversation and focus attention on the environment, history and civic engagement – with goals of raising awareness to social concerns, encouraging public participation, and building community.

Social design projects include the coordination of the Design + Social Justice Symposium held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Collaboratively organized and designed, the events and exhibitions of the symposium examined the role of graphic design as a tool for organizing action towards change.

The symposium examined the role of graphic and social design in creating communications that promote civil and human rights, preservation of the environment, and advocacy of equal opportunity. The graphic design artifacts presented revealed how design, visual communications in particular, can be an essential tool in the organization of social movements.

Other creative work includes service to the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - Off Site Exhibitions, and she has designed exhibitions and publications for international fine art expositions in Miami, Chicago, New York and Hong Kong.

Stacy was previously part-time faculty in the Department of Design and Industry at San Francisco State University, and in the Department of Art & Architecture at the University of San Francisco, where she taught a variety of graphic design courses, including Typography, Design + Social Change, Publication Design, Advanced Graphic Design, Drawing, Animation: Type in Motion, and Video for Artists. She received her MFA in Design from California College of the Arts in San Francisco.