You're creative, right? Chances are you are making a living solving problems for your clients or employer using solid design principles and other creative-minded approaches that come quite naturally to you. You're different. Your mind works differently and, lucky for you, sometimes the intensity you use to swarm upon a solution is actually really fun and exciting.
What if you took that same approach to solving design problems and moved it out into your greater reality, beyond your projects and peers and into the real world of your neighborhood or city?
Creative Citizenship is a call to action for all of us to take this new year and commit or re-commit ourselves to engaging more seriously in the immediate world around us. AIGA Chattanooga are presenting several opportunities to jump start your year of creative citizenship beginning with and leading up to the Chattanooga Municipal elections this spring.
The 4th Floor and the Chattanooga Public Library are pleased and proud to be the host venue for the Creative Citizenship program and we hope to see you at each of these enaging events happening this month in our Main Downtown Branch.
Creative Citizenship Begins Here.
Help get young voters registered to vote by attending the Register This! event on January 11. Partipants can choose to help with onsite voter registration efforts or jump in on design teams who will be busting out a handful of voter registration awareness posters that will be professionally printed and distributed around the city.
On Friday, January 25 there will be a Candidate Forum and DesignFest featuring candidates running for Mayor and City Council positions. The two-day event includes a get-out-the-vote design fest on Saturday, January 26 where teams of citizens from within and outside of the local design community will team up to help design a mobile app that will inform voters who is running in their district and where the polling locations are for each voter. A series of posters will be designed during the fest then professionally printed and distributed around the city.
The keynote event of the program will be "We Helped Obama Win" on Wednesday, January 23 featuring Daniel Ryan and Josh Higgins from the much-discussed Obama For America digital fundraising campaign. These two rock stars took their creative citizenship very seriously and will inspire you to do the same. Ryan and Higgins will be here to take your questions and discuss just what it took to build and maintain a fully fluid and adaptive web design that helped elect a president. You can read their bios here.
We are really excited about this new program that AIGA Chattanooga has launched and can't wait to see what Chattanooga's creative citizens get done this year.
Registration is required for all three events and a ticket purchase is needed to attend the We Helped Obama Win event. Learn more here.