An ancient culture has become passive, missing from the mass media and societal discourse. The creative directors, editors and designers of this region are not given a chance to express themselves. Instead, these roles are given to people of the more modern culture, increasing an adherence to the status quo.
Kalimat is a social, cultural and political quarterly committed to providing an outlet for open expression within the Arab region and its diaspora. It is a visual communication tool that serves to educate both those who read it and work to create it and to increase participation within the cultural/creative scene, providing a platform for Arab creatives to engage in thought and action around ideas, people and business.
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More about 2012 MA in Social Design Thesis Show
Living and working in East Baltimore, students in the M.A. in Social Design are challenged to explore the designer’s role and responsibility in society, produce new ways of thinking, facilitate new institutional collaborations, utilize design to bring about social change and develop contexts in which their ideas can be sustained. The program implements a project-based curriculum emphasizing learning by doing; extensive studio and field experience create opportunities to work on collaborative, issue-based projects with a variety of disciplines, organizations and community members. The thesis show provides a first-hand look at the innovative approaches and ideas for positively impacting our communities.