Visualizing Public Policy
The Center for Urban Pedagogy
has announced a call for designers
for the next round of Making Policy Public
. This year’s fold-out poster designs will cover policy briefs
- Preserving public parks and historically safe spaces for LGBTQ teens in the context of rapid privatization of public space.
- Enabling public housing residents to become active participants in critical decisions about the developments where they live.
- Educating the public about the redistricting process and reforms that can make it less subject to political manipulation.
- Helping youth and their families navigate the juvenile justice system.
- Visualizing market forces along the tomato supply chain that give rise to sweatshop working conditions in the Florida tomato industry.
See this previous Making Policy Public brief on street vendor regulations in New York City
Candy Chang has written up an excellent overview of her process producing a visual policy brief for Making Policy Public. Street vendors in New York City can be hit with a $1,000 fine for such minor infractions as not displaying their badge prominently enough, or for not placing their cart precisely in relation to the curb or store fronts. To clarify the confusing regulations from multiple NYC agencies, the Street Vendor Project and Center for Urban Pedagogy worked with Candy to create this visual, multi-lingual fold-out poster that demystifies vendor rights and regulations (along with a few fun facts.) Check out Candy’s write-up and download a PDF of the poster. Knowing one’s rights can potentially make a big difference in the lives of street vendors and their families.
Serve the People Poster Project
Do you know a peace or social justice organization who need a mass produced poster to further their work? “The Serve the People Poster Project is a donation offered by Design Action Collective
and Inkworks Press
to your organization. All you have to do is present an idea, and if selected, Design Action will donate $1000 of design, and Inkworks will print 1000 full color, tabloid sized posters for you use as you wish. For free.” In particular, they are looking for: “issues that are difficult to find foundation funding for, either because of subject matter or timeliness.” Very cool! Find out more.
People turned out by the hundreds of thousands to protest the US invasion of Iraq. Why aren’t they in the streets about the financial collapse? Perhaps it hasn’t quite sunk in for some?
A series of street posters in Berlin help envision the struggles to come.
Will Offer Web Design for Hot Meals
Left: “You took to the streets with a sign around your neck: hungry, looking for work, will do anything.”
Right: “Do you remember how on the next day I stood in front of the car in suit and tie and had to sell it?”
40 Houses in Bucks County
. Candy Chang and James Reeves designed this poster collage based on their experience canvassing for Obama in Pennsylvania. Interupting strangers at home can be awkward and embarassing at first (it was for me,) but they’ve transformed their experience into a bright, fun adventure. Click below for the full poster.
A few collections of wonderful things:
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