Vancouver, British Columbia
Circle’s Principal, Robert L. Peters, had the pleasure of serving as the special guest speaker for the 2012 Salazar Awards held at UBC Robson Square on the evening of Friday, 11 May 2012. The GDC/BC Salazar Student Awards, is the annual juried competition and awards-presentation event held to celebrate BC’c most talented and promising design students and their inspirational work. The GDC/BC Salazar Student Awards were established in 1985 to honour Enrique Salazar, a founding member of the Society, a BC National Representative, Partner in Salazar Graphics and a highly regarded member of the BC design community. Among many other achievements, Enrique Salazar remained committed to design education throughout his career and taught Graphic Design at Capilano College until his death in June 1985. Learn more about the Salazar Awards by visiting http://bc.gdc.net/salazar2012/
Rob’s keynote presentation was entitled Aim Higher…
Our globalized society is morphing rapidly from an information era into an age of ideas—at the same time, we flounder in the uncertainty of tumultuous political, social, economic, and ecological instability—even as our fragile planet accelerates towards the edge of survival.
Designers have greatly influenced the shaping of the over-consuming, hyper-stimulated, non-sustainable world we are in—suddenly we find ourselves thrust into a leading role as necessary change-drivers. This presentation will address a shift in design’s role and the power it holds, share diverse perspectives from around the globe, and offer a challenge to “think about our thinking.”