Full Name
Audrey Bennett
Job Title
University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor
University of Michigan
Speaker Bio
Audrey Grace Bennett is the Director of the DESIS Lab at Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design and an inaugural University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor at the University of Michigan. She is also a former Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Scholar of the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She studies the design of transformative images that, through interactive aesthetics, can permeate cultural boundaries and impact how we think and behave towards good social change. Awarded with the 2022 AIGA Steve Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary, her research publications include “How Design Education Can Use Generative Play to Innovate for Social Change,” International Journal of Design; Engendering Interaction with Images; “The Rise of Research in Graphic Design,” Design Studies: Theory and Research in Design; “Interactive Aesthetics,” Design Issues; and “Good Design is Good Social Change,” Visible Language.
Audrey Bennett