Laura Rojas

Solidarity Through Design
– Poster making workshop

Online workshop
Ontario Culture Days @ the Library
via Toronto Public Library’s Crowdcast platform
Saturday October 23, 2021 at 11am

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Social and cultural movements are often solidified in the consciousness of the people through radical imagery and creative work. How can art and design spread the message of equity? And protest posters carry the demands of communities looking for justice? Laura Rojas is a designer, educator, and community-engaged artist who will host several poster-making workshops on the tactics of protest posters to fight for causes that are important to us. The public is invited to sign up for workshops, and attend a subsequent zine launch and installation at Toronto Public Library.

Artist’s bio:
Laura Rojas is a Colombian-born, Toronto-based artist and designer. She holds a BFA from OCAD University where she graduated in 2018 from the Cross-Disciplinary Art program specializing in Publications. Her primary interests lie in using design as a tool for education and activism, and exploring the intersection of art and design to strengthen communities. Laura’s work has been awarded the Cross-Disciplinary Arts Program Medal (OCAD U, 2018), the 2018 RGD Goods and Services Award for Editorial Design, and she was a student finalist for the 2018 Latin American Design Awards. Currently, Laura works as a designer at Underline Studio.

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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.