Scout Books: Election Design Field Guides.
Common Cause and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU law are conducting a nation-wide survey on changes to election laws in various states, including Rhode Island. Common Cause Rhode Island is seeking volunteers to help hand out this survey on election day. The survey will be conducted at 15 polling locations across the state, including Providence. There will be three volunteer shift times: 7:00 am - 9:00 am, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, and 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Volunteers will conduct the survey in pairs and rides can be given to and from each polling location.
Anyone interested in volunteer or helping to conduct the survey can call or email Caroline Dean at 401.481.9485 and Caroline.L.Dean@gmail.com
We believe it is critical that we collect data on the affects of these election changes on voters. Additionally, voter ID laws will continue to come up across the nation in the coming year and the more information on its results the better informed the discussion around this issue can be.
Designers are the unacknowledged legislators and policy makers of the world.Stephanie F. Yoffee
September 12, 2012–March 25, 2013
"The political potential of architecture was one of the founding credos of the avant-garde in the early 20th century. Yet today it is commonly believed that this potential has been overwhelmed by economic realities and by the sense that architecture, by its very nature, is symbiotic with existing power structures. Such a perception, however, is belied both by the rise of a neo-avant-garde in the 1960s and 70s, and by emerging practices that bear witness to a rebirth of social and political engagement as an assertion of architecture’s relevance."
Marcia Lausen at RISD this past Monday lecturing on the intersection between design and government. What a wonderful way to kick off the election season!
(Photo by Michelle Cho)
RISD Votes was founded on the belief that the voting process for students is inconvenient and inaccessible.
It is an initiative aimed at raising political awareness and engagement on the RISD campus and provides students with the resources to make their vote count.