Sylvia Harris

Sylvia Harris

Sylvia Harris (1953-2011)

By David Gibson, published on

Recognized for an unerring commitment to using design to improve the civic experience and for influencing a generation of designers as a teacher and mentor.

Sylvia Harris (Deceased)
New York

2021 SEGD Fellow: Sylvia Harris

SEGD Fellow: Sylvia Harris

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On Day 1 of the 2021 SEGD Conference Experience Philadelphia, Sylvia Harris (1953-2011) joined the ranks of SEGD Fellows alongside notable experiential graphic designers including Ed Schlossberg, Paula Scher, Jane Davis Doggett, Massimo Vignelli, Robert Venturi and Sue Gould, just to name a few. Sylvia is the first posthumous Fellow recognized by SEGD. Read on to learn more about her incredible life and career.

Skyline Wayfinding

Merit Award 2019
Sylvia Harris Award 2019
Skyline Wayfinding

Geumho-dong in Seoul is a neighborhood which was built with housing as a top priority—to its detriment. Over 90 percent of the homes built in this neighborhood have no parking spots, or even streets appropriate for vehicular traffic.

Who, Like Me, Is Threatened?

Merit Award 2017
Sylvia Harris Award 2017
Who, Like Me, Is Threatened?

In 2014, the Center for Civil and Human Rights opened in Atlanta as a place for education, connection, collaboration and action. By challenging visitors to understand their role in helping others and empowering them to “take the protection of every human’s rights personally,” the museum sheds much-needed light on a variety of global issues and, most importantly, the people experiencing them.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Merit Award 2016
Sylvia Harris Award 2016
Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The new Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg was designed as a national hub for human rights learning and discovery and a catalyst for a new era of global human rights leadership. Interactive experience firm Gagarin (Reykjavík) was given a complex challenge: communicate, in a highly accessible and engaging way, stories about struggles and triumphant movements for change in the realization of human rights around the world.

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