20 June 2022
June 30th, 6 PM - 7:30 PM ET
The Society of Design Arts Baltimore (SoDA) and Aigia Baltimor are back with the Latino Design Histories series! The next online talk will be presented by the information design researcher María González de Cossío from Mexico. The Baltimore-based Mexican American visual artist Edgar Reyes will then join for the Q&A session. The event is proudly supported by a Design History Society Outreach and Events Grant and is free to attend, register at baltimore.aiga.org.
The development of railways in Mexico became a landmark of modern life, as in several other countries in the 19th century. Interesting information design objects were created for the construction and development of the railway system back then, such as maps and charts. However, the knowledge related to such objects has remained in the realm of cartographers and other specialists. The study reported in this presentation shows that information design can help us understand the history and be acquainted with questions, such as: why it took so much time to build one railway line, what problems were faced, what comparisons can be made, and what were the consequences of the advent of the railway.
AIGA Baltimore and SoDA member Raquel Castedo will moderate this event, part of the virtual series created to promote the rich and plural histories of Latin American production in design.
The program will be presented in Spanish. Interpretation in English and Portuguese will be available.