Designing Nationalism
is a conversation featuring Jarrett Fuller, founder of twenty-six design studio; Silas Munro, founder of graphic design studio Poly-mode; and Anne Quito, writer and design critic.
Jarrett Fuller is a designer, writer, educator, and podcaster. He runs twenty-six, a multidisciplinary design and editorial studio; hosts Scratching the Surface, a weekly podcast about design criticism; and teaches in both undergraduate and graduate programs at Pratt Institute, The New School Parsons School of Design, and the University of the Arts. He previously worked as a designer at Facebook, Warby Parker, and The Whitney Museum of American Art. He received his BFA in graphic design from Kutztown University and his MFA in graphic design and critical studies from Maryland Institute College of Art.

Anne Quito is a writer and design critic based in New York City. A staff reporter at Quartz, her coverage underscores the design angle of politics and business news. Her writing also appears on Works That Work, Metropolis, Eye on Design, 99U, Designers and Books, Core77, and Intern magazine. An experienced speaker and moderator, Anne has presented at TED Global, SxSW, AIGA, the Van Alen Institute, Adobe, the School of Visual Arts, ELISAVA, WHO/PAHO, and the CDC. She’s also been a guest commentator on BBC, NPR and Monocle Radio.

Silas Munro engages multi-modal practices that inspire people to elevate themselves and improve society. Munro’s design studio Poly-Mode has designed identities and publications for exhibitions of Jacob Lawrence at MoMA, Mark Bradford at the Venice Biennale, and a forthcoming commission, The Great Force for the ICA at VCU in 2019. Munro’s writing appears in Slanted, the Walker Reader, and the book W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America published by Princeton Architectural Press. He has lectured at the AIGA national conference, Portland Design Week, and Typographics at Cooper Union. His research explores the historical and contemporary dynamics between design and marginalized communities. Munro has shown in juried group shows at CalArts and RISD. He has served as a critic at CalArts, MICA, and Yale. Munro is Assistant Professor at Otis College of Art and Design and Advisor and Chair Emeritus at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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