for Design Studies
Laetitia Wolff presents February’s Design Conversation lecture
February’s Design Conversation speaker was Laetitia Wolff, AIGA’s strategic initiatives director in New York. Her presentation was titled “How designers can shape society.”
Wolff is a design curator, creative strategist and author, self-described as a cultural engineer, interested in building bridges between design and the city. Her work focuses on creating projects that generate new discourses, practices and experiences around design as a tool for change.
She currently is, following three years of collaboration with the NY chapter of AIGA to build and oversee the organization’s civic initiatives with several community-centered and creative placemaking projects, including Design/Relief, and Identity Design Action: East New York.
She is an instructor in the SVA’s Impact! Design for Social Change summer program. Formerly the editor-in-chief of Surface and Graphis magazines, Wolff is the author of the award-winning monograph on French graphic master Massin (Phaidon) and of the seminal Real Photo Postcards (Princeton Architectural Press).