UniPort Marks Int’l Design Day

By Otikor Samuel


The Graphic Design Unit of the Department of Fine Arts and Design in the Faculty of Humanities, has joined its counterparts all over the world to celebrate this year's International Design Day (IDD)  with series of workshops, seminars and exhibitions. The annual event holds every April 27. Briefing UniPort News Correspondent after the event, Curator and Secretary of the Planning Committee, Mrs Ashley Stewart, who spoke on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, Professor Augustine Bardi, disclosed that the International Design Day offers opportunity to showcase the works of arts. She added that the International Design Day, which was formerly World Graphics Day celebration, also provides the platform for people to recognise the value of design and its capability to effect change. “The event is an innovation concept aimed at challenging designers to reflect deeply on the well-being of people within their local environment, and to find innovative solutions to local needs by using design as a vehicle to honour diversity and transcend borders,” she stated, explaining further that designers around the world are invited to gather, innovate and live out a moment of design by organising public events and initiatives every April 27. “This year, we decided to take on design to celebrate the Day with three workshops, a seminar and exhibitions which made the celebration to run for a week,” Mrs Stewart said. She disclosed that the Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Stephen Okodudu was represented by his Special Assistant, Mr Alex Nmecha, while the Dean of the Faculty, Professor Kingsley Owete was represented by the Associate Dean, Dr Obari Gomba. Others present at the event included the Guest Speaker, Professor Sylvester Ebigbagha and Head of Department, Dr Pamela Cyril-Egware. 

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