Vermont College of Fine Arts
College Hall Gallery
36 College St., Montpelier, VT 05602

Tues, October 9th, 10 am–8:30 pm
Wed, October 10th, 10 am–1pm & 5-9 pm
Thurs, October 11th, 12–9 pm
Fri, October 12th, 12–9 pm
Sat, October 13th, 10am-7pm

(INTER-)MITTENT

NOT JUST HOMELESS

A study on homelessness and design advocacy

Adam Fiveson

The homeless have been marginalized and shunned by their communities, partly because they are often perceived as a collective group rather than as distinct individuals. Utilizing graphic design as a means to provide homeless members of society with unique voices of their own affords them the opportunity to make human connections with members of the community that ignore them. Homelessness is a wicked problem which cannot be solved easily or overnight. It cannot be solved by one man, project, or idea. But I do want to do my part to enact change in a way that empowers, rather than exploit the homeless. I also maintain a strong desire to accurately portray the authenticity of this experience, and not simply approach homelessness in a false “vanilla ice” sort of way. Redefining how society views and accepts the homeless using graphic design as a tool to enact social change in my own community began as a small movement, and I hope that the success of that movement will lay the foundation for social change on a larger scale.

Vermont College of Fine Arts
College Hall Gallery
36 College St., Montpelier, VT 05602

Tuesday, October 9th, 10am–8:30pm
Wednesday, October 10th, 10am–1pm & 5-9pm
Thursday, October 11th, 12–9pm
Friday, October 12th, 12–9pm
Saturday, October 13th, 10am-7pm