Ramadan came and went - Allahuma Baligna Ramadan - I visited DC and NY/NJ in Ramadan and Chicago last week, where I attended the Cusp Conference as a volunteer, a conference about "the design of everything". I took photos (and of Chicago too) and will have them up soon God willing. I was blessed to have met some very amazing people throughout my travels. Each time I go somewhere new, or even if I've been there before, it shows me how much I can learn, and bring back to my community to apply.
It made me think of my place in this world as an artist and as a designer and as a community member - who grew up in an active family and neighborhood, and I asked myself some very important quesitons:
What can I design and change for the good, the components of our community? Do I want to stay on an art and design diet in the strictest sense? What if I redefine what art/design mean to give attention to much-needed areas in our community?