Civilization Design Lecture Series Presents: Sheila Levrant de Bretteville
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Civilization Design Lecture Series Presents: Sheila Levrant de Bretteville
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
Class typeDigital Creativity
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryThe 2020 Design Lecture Series kicks off with Sheila Levrant de Bretteville! This event is now sold out. Standby tickets may be available at 6:50 p.m. on day of event.
DescriptionSheila Levrant de Bretteville is a graphic designer, artist and educator whose work reflects her belief in the importance of feminist principles, user participation in graphic design, and diverse local community issues. Since 1990 she has been the director of the Yale University Graduate Program in Graphic Design, one of the oldest and most important design programs in the country.

In 1971 she founded the first design program for women at the California Institute of the Arts, and two years later co-founded both “The Woman's Building,” a public center for female culture, and its Women's Graphic Center in Los Angeles. In 1981 she initiated the communication design program at the Otis Art Institute of the Parsons School of Design.

She is the recipient of the AIGA Medal in recognition of her exceptional achievement in the area of graphic design. She has also had a long career in public art. In 1989–90 de Bretteville collaborated with Betye Saar on Biddy Mason: Time and Place, an 82-foot-long public mural project in Los Angeles commemorating the midwife and influential matriarch in the black community who lived at the site in the mid-nineteenth century. In 1995, she designed Omoide no Shotokyo in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.


The Design Lecture Series is brought to you by CIVILIZATION in partnership with the Seattle Public Library, Blu Dot, Thompson Seattle, Design Within Reach, Hemlock Printers, Mohawk, Totokaelo, Rudy's, mamnoon, mbar, Fruitsuper, Aesop, Convention Totes, Allied Arts Foundation, and Gray Magazine.
Class NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required.
Reserve your free ticket on January 15th at Noon PST. Doors at 6:30 p.m. | Lecture at 7 p.m. Please be prompt – standby tickets become available at 6:50 p.m.
AccommodationsWe can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.
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