Faculty

Arlene Birt

Adjunct Faculty

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Sustainable Design Program
BSc/Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MDes/Design Academy Eindhoven

Arlene Birt is a visual storyteller, information designer, and public artist whose work makes background stories visible in order to help individuals connect emotionally to the specific social and ecological-sustainability impacts of our everyday actions. Arlene received a Fulbright grant to research visual communication methods to explain sustainability.

She is invited to speak internationally and collaborates with organizations in the United States, European Union, and United Kingdom. Her work on sustainability—which rides the line between art and communication—has been featured in numerous publications. backgroundstories.com