In June, an image created by FIT Illustration student Emi Anderson was displayed at the United Nations Ocean Climate Conference at U.N. headquarters as part of an international design project to raise awareness about plastics pollution. Images by Illustration students Julia Rios and Rachel Lim were selected for an exhibition during the conference at the German Missions in the United States on the United Nations Plaza.
The two displays were part of a much larger exhibition, the Green Bauhaus Communications Project 2017, curated by noted communications designer Helmut Langer, which is traveling internationally and will later appear as a catalog. The larger show features some 300 carefully chosen posters from 33 universities on five continents—including ten from FIT, the only college representing the U.S. Langer asked Fashion Illustration faculty member Leslie Cober-Gentry to guide the FIT students and select the work; Cober-Gentry will continue the collaboration with Green Bauhaus into 2018, when the U.N. conference will focus on forests. Established in 2006 to stimulate local and global sustainable development, the Green Bauhaus Foundation is a multicultural global communications project.