Dis-Contents: Insights 2007 explores alternative forms of publishing initiated by graphic designers — from podcast interviews and the online discourse of design blogs to publications dedicated to offbeat subjects or cultural musings—and the overlapping roles of the designer as author, editor, and publisher. No longer fully satisfied with simply giving form to predetermined content, these designers have sought new ways to introduce their ideas into the world, using their skills to give voice to themselves and to others: other ideas, other stories, other cultures.
In keeping with this year’s theme, presentations will vary from lectures and panel discussions to interviews and performances. Insights is presented by the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota, the professional association of design. Presentations will be webcast live and archived on the Walker Channel (channel.walkerart.org).