White’s lecture "On Contradiction: The Future of Protest is Slow" will explore how visual culture plays an important role in social change through critically evaluating two historical events: Occupy Wall Street and the Conversion of Constantine the Great in 312AD. White will speak to the innovative position of artists and designers in the current moment of cultural, political and spiritual upheaval. White calls for a creative re-imagination of how we relate to the world and our governments. Behind the urgency of his call is the growing alarm of climate change and the increasing frustration of political stasis.
Micah White is the American creator of the Occupy Wall Street meme and the former editor of Adbusters magazine. Influenced by political, ecological and philosophical movements, White inspires the 99% to harness the power of information and spark positive social change. His website is www.micahmwhite.com
The mission of the Columbus College of Art & Design is to prepare tomorrow's creative leaders for professional careers. With a history of commitment to fundamentals and quality, CCAD advances a distinct, challenging, and inclusive learning culture that supports individual development in art, design, and the humanities. www.ccad.edu