WonderRoot and MODA are collaborating to offer an event that reflects the spirit of MODA’s current exhibition, Text Me: How We Live in Language. Curated by Debbie Millman, Text Me explores the ways we use language as a vehicle for observing, assessing, interpreting, and re-structuring reality. The posters we’ll be printing are an extension of that: they’ll focus on how communities spread information.
Online and off, there’s been a resurgence of grassroots information sharing, especially around navigating increased policing in immigrant communities. Recently, immigrants’ rights have been under fire through the removal of programs like DACA and an increase in ICE presence in immigrant communities. Self-Help Graphics, a Latinx-run arts non-profit in LA, responded by creating a pop-up poster making station where people could print posters that gave tips for dealing with ICE agents. The posters for this installment of WonderRoot’s Activist Screen Print Studio were inspired by their work, alongside long histories of information-sharing design. There are two different posters available to print, designed by Lennie Gray Mowris and Meredith Anne White.
WonderRoot’s Activist Screen Print Studio seeks to affect positive social change via the accessible medium of screen printing. Previous print initiatives include Transit Access, Housing Equity, and Criminal Justice Reform. Visitors can receive a quick tutorial on how to screen print, learn more about WonderRoot’s mission and the importance of accessible messaging, and make prints to be distributed around the city. This all-ages event is open to the public.
This activity is free and open to the public, and will take place in the museum lobby.
Text Me Exhibition admission is $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors, Military, Educators, $5 for Children ages 6-17 and College Students.
To learn more about MODA’s accessibility and locations, as well as the best ways to get to MODA, please visit museumofdesign.org/plan-your-visit.