Steven Heller. Design Intervention / Design of Dissent

Steven Heller. Design Intervention / Design of Dissent


On 9 June  at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, one of the most authoritative international critics  in the visual communications field, Steven Heller, will be giving a lecture on the languages and forms of propaganda and on the role played by designers and artists in the course of history.
An inquiry into the styles and methods employed to convince and manipulate public opinion, into the persuasive power of posters, logos, icons and pieces of music between propaganda, parody and reportage.

Steven Heller
Co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author program and co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism and the MFA in Interaction Design programs at the School of Visual Arts, New York. For 33 years he was art director of the New York Times (28 of them as senior art director of the NY Times Book Review). He currently writes the Book Review "Visuals" column. He is editor of AIGA VOICE: Online Journal of Design and contributes to the magazines Print, EYE, Baseline and ID. He also works with the online magazine Design Observer and writes the DAILY HELLER blog for Print Magazine (
He's the author of more than 120 books on design and pop culture, including Design Literacy, Paul Rand, Graphic Style (with Seymour Chwast), Stylepedia (with Louise Fili), The Design Entrepreneur (with Lita Talarico) and more recently Iron Fists: Branding the Twentieth Century Totalitarian State. In 1999 he was awarded the AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

organised by
AIAP Lazio - Italian Association for Visual Communication Design

Palazzo delle Esposizioni Educational Services-Art Workshop

with the support of
SVA School of Visual Arts, New York 

in collaboration with
Università La Sapienza, Rome
Ludovico Quaroni First Faculty of Architecture
Specialised Degree Course in Design, Visual and Multimedia Communications

Cinema Hall
Scalinata di via Milano 9A
Admission free while places last

+39 06 39967500

lecture with simultaneous translation

data 09/06/2010 orario: 17:30
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