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PosterFest: Design for Good 2019

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 2–6pm
Location: The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue

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South Florida has the highest rate of HIV in the nation. So how can we help address a public health crisis through visual communication? Join us for an interdisciplinary event packed with presentations, hands-on workshops, and a "design with empathy" challenge focused on the theme of posters as vehicles for advocacy and social change. Inspired by select pieces from our AIDS awareness poster collection, the afternoon includes an exhibition of vintage HIV/AIDS posters and the contemporary companions local designers created in response—all in an effort to combat a startling statistic impacting our community. Panelists include design curator Elizabeth Resnick and Drs. Weirui Wang (FIU Department of Communication) and Rashida Biggs (FIU Public Health & Social Work).

Keynote + Conversation (3:30–5pm)
Meet the Designers
Analog + Digital Poster Making
Printing Interactives
Poster Design Challenge Finalists + Vintage Works
Historic Material on Health + Body

Co-presented with AIGA Miami and Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, STD/HIV Prevention and Control Program. Sponsored by Southeastern Printing with support from FIU Department of History, FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida, and Ambiente magazine. The museum thanks Henry S. Hacker and family for their generous gift of a major collection of international HIV/AIDS posters.

Free and open to the public