posted by CAA — Dec 22, 2022
Neeta Verma situates herself within the porous discipline of Visual Communication Design. Her areas of research and teaching explore the critical use of design as a tool for social equity and justice. Her work focuses on systemic social issues examined through the lens of power and privilege, and the examination of power structures within social ecologies. She teaches Social Design at the intersection of social innovation and collaborative practices, and Visualization of Data which investigates the aesthetics, ethics, and politics of representation. Her current research projects examine youth violence in urban contexts locally and the design of conducive environments for the visually impaired in India. She received her MFA from Yale University. She currently holds faculty fellowships at the Center for Social Concerns, the Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Studies, Pulte Institute for Global Development at the University of Notre Dame. She is also appointed as an affiliate faculty forThe Initiative on Race and Resilience. Her professional design practice of over twenty-five years has focused exclusively on museums, cultural organizations, not-for-profits, and educational institutions. Selected clients include the American Red Cross, Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, Liberty Science Center, The New York Botanical Garden, The New York Public Library, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Wildlife Conservation Society. She is the recipient of the Nehru-Fulbright Fellowship. She is also the recipient of several design awards that include the Core77 Design Awards, Graphis, A’Design Awards, International Design Awards, GDUSA, and the Design Incubation Teaching Award. She has been an invited speaker and has presented her research at both national and international conferences. She currently serves on the SEGD Academic Task Force and is a member of the Pluriversal Working Group of the Future of Design Education.