Back to All Events

Erasing Towers: How visual language enforces hierarchies (and then how to break them)

  • She Works Flexible's Flex Space 2608 Dunlavy St. Houston, TX 77006 (map)
R. Buckminster Fuller & Shoji Sadao, Dymaxion Airocean World, Raleigh Edition of the Fuller Projection, 1954.

R. Buckminster Fuller & Shoji Sadao, Dymaxion Airocean World, Raleigh Edition of the Fuller Projection, 1954.

Evan O'Neil, Houston-based designer and Founder of Thirty Magazines, will address the inequities that arise from structural hierarchy in the art world and in broader society in his lecture presentation, Erasing Towers. In his talk, O'Neil will analyze how our visual language enforces hierarchy in art, design, politics and commerce; and explore the opportunities for artists and designers to break these hierarchies by changing visual language. 

Thirty Magazines will be on-site selling hard-to-find publications from around the globe before and after O'Neil's presentation. Thirty Magazines is a transient independent international magazine store. Thirty Magazines opened in September 2015 and carries a thoughtful selection of high-quality, largely independent publications focusing on new cultural ideas from around the world to Houston. The first pop-up location is located in New Living Bedroom on 19th Street.

This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Barry Elkanick: Proceed to the Nearest Exit.

Admission is free and open to the public; seating is limited.

About the speaker:
Evan O’Neil is a graphic designer interested in how design can be used in unexpected ways to address large scale issues facing our society. He is a Project M alumnus and has been recognized by AIGA as one of the Best in Texas in 2013. He has worked across a spectrum of industries, including hospitality, music, retail and large city institutions. Evan is currently the Creative Director at gindesignsgroup, and is a co-founder of Thirty Magazines, Houston Needs A Swimming Hole, and New Living.

Earlier Event: January 14
Film Screening: Dream City aka Traumstadt
Later Event: July 9
Garage Sale, And So Can You