June 17, 2023

On Saturday, June 24 at 4 p.m., we will gather at the main stage of the LA Design Festival to celebrate the release of a book that is devoted to the Ten Rules. Contributors Juliette Bellocq, Lenore Dowling, Haven Lin-Kirk, and Karina Esperanza Yánez will appear in conversation with Sheharazad Fleming.

When: Saturday, June 24, 4 p.m.

Where: LA Design Festival
ROW DTLA (Main Stage)
777 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

The event is free and no registration is required

Juliette Bellocq is a graphic designer. Through her studio, Handbuilt, she collaborates with space-makers, educators, designers, and artists to provoke civic and cultural experiences.

Lenore N. Dowling, IHM, is a member of the Immaculate Heart Community and a former colleague of Corita Kent's at the Immaculate Heart College Art Department, where she taught film classes.

Sheharazad Fleming is an Iranian-American creative director. She is President of the community design studio WE MUST BE BOLD, and Chief Creative Officer of The Great Discontent, a storytelling platform that amplifies the work of emerging artists in underrepresented communities.

Haven Lin-Kirk is an artist and award-winning designer, as well as dean and faculty member at USC Roski School of Art and Design.

Karina Esperanza Yánez is a visual art and social science educator from South Central Los Angeles with a history of working in arts education and arts management. Her goal is to provide students with the necessary tools to become creative in their own right as young artist and positively engage with their communities.

In the 1960s, artist, educator, and social justice advocate Corita Kent asked her students to collectively reimagine what a learning environment could be. Their contributions comprised the now widely-recognizable Immaculate Heart College Art Department Rules (commonly referred to as “Ten Rules”).

In the ensuing decades, this perennial work has gone on to lovingly hang in classrooms, studios, and homes of individuals and groups as they explore their own creative pursuits. Chronicle Books has invited 20 artists and writers—comprised of former students and contemporaries of Corita, artists, organizers, and thought leaders—to revisit this everlasting list through their own words and work.

The wide-ranging roster of contributors includes Rebeca Anaya, Gail Anderson, Juliette Bellocq, Lisa Congdon, Dan Paley, Eric Dever, Lenore Dowling, Jeffrey Gibson, Vashti Harrison, Jen Hewett, Howsem Huang, Erin Jang, Amos Paul Kennedy, Haven Lin-Kirk, Barbara Loste, MacFadden & Thorpe, Mickey Myers, Carissa Potter, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, Karina Esperanza Yánez.  

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About LA Design Festival

June 22-25: design for the people.

Social, technological, environmental, political, and economic shifts are changing the way our future will look at lightning speeds.

Design is, at its root, optimistic problem-solving and provides aesthetic and structure to guide change.

As a global design capital, Los Angeles has the opportunity to create a space for collaborative engagement with creatives from all corners of our city and world.

Designing for the people encompasses voices from all walks of life, backgrounds, creative practices, educational experiences, and places of origin including those that are often excluded, dismissed or overlooked.

LA Design Festival provides a place for creatives to explore, collaborate and engage with other members of the design community.