ucla grand challenges
by emily castelazo
may 6, 2020
artists and designers at ucla’s counterforce lab are educating the public about the drastic changes the climate is undergoing and inspiring action through art.
the ucla counterforce lab is a research and fieldwork studio founded by rebeca méndez, a professor in the department of design media arts at ucla. the studio works to facilitate collaborations and develop research methods to create projects around the ecological impacts of the climate crisis.
“changing behavior is the driving force behind art and design. it’s our superpower,” méndez said. “it’s really about giving the ability to take something that is highly complex and being able to have that connection to people in a human way.”
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