A conversation with Kevin Yuen Kit Lo on design and justice
As part of the 2022 So(cial) Good Design Awards, we continue our series of webinars exploring the complex topic of design and “social good”. Join Kevin Yuen Kit Lo hosted by Jay Wall RGD as they discuss design, social justice and ways that we can do better. Kevin will share:
Highlights from his design career and participation in activist communities;
Reflections on the language of socially-engaged design and why he was inspired to write First Things Now;
How the work of designers owes credit to social movements;
Strategies for embedding social justice in the design process itself;
The challenges (and wins!) of running a small design studio and walking the talk;
A glimpse into his forthcoming book, Design Against Design.
Kevin Yuen Kit Lo
Principal & Creative Director, LOKI
Kevin is a graphic designer, educator and community organizer based in Montreal/Tiohtià:ke. He is the creative director of LOKI, a small, multidisciplinary design studio working at the intersections of graphic design, cultural production and social change. Kevin is a member of the Memefest network and Justseeds artist co-operative, and presents regularly on the relationship between grassroots activism and graphic design. He is a past winner and judge of the So(cial) Good Design Awards.
Jay Wall RGD
Principal & Creative Director, RallyRally
Jay is the founder of RallyRally, a design studio dedicated to social change. Part of social impact agency Briteweb, RallyRally works with forward-thinking organizations on causes ranging from climate action to human rights advocacy to equitable urban planning. Jay’s work has appeared in Adbusters and his team has been recognized with three So(cial) Good Design Awards. RallyRally is RGD’s design partner for the 2022 So(cial) Good Design Awards.