Objects + Methods Lecture Series
Monday, 13 November
Pollak Building, Room 315
Silas Munro applies multi-modal practices that inspire people to better themselves and effect positive change on society. He earned his BFA from RISD and holds an MFA from CalArts. His LA-based studio, Poly-Mode, primarily works with business, institutions and organizations with cultural and community impact. Collaborators include: Mark Bradford, Housing Works, MoMA, and Wynwood in Miami, FL. His community based projects have been supported by grants and residencies including the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Munro’s research, design work and writing that have been published in print, exhibitions, and web in Germany, Japan, Korea, the UK, and the US such as Chronicle Books, IDEA, Slanted and the Walker’s Gradient. As an educator Munro focuses on expanded design studies and new formats for teaching art and design. He has been a critic, lecturer and professor at internationally ranked Art and Design programs. Munro serves as Assistant Professor in ComArts / Grad GD at Otis College of Art and Design, and Advisor in the MFA Program in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts.