Speaker Rebeca Méndez


Professor at UCLA Design, Principal at Rebeca Méndez Studio


Rebeca Méndez is known for her career-long commitment to ‘design and art as a social force.’ At UCLA, Design Media Arts, Rebeca is also Founder and Director of the CounterForce Lab, a research and fieldwork studio for art, design and environment. Her research and practice investigate design and media art in public space, critical approaches to public identities and landscape, and artistic projects based on field investigation methods. Her work has been included in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and she has received the 2017 Medal of AIGA and the 2012 National Design Award in Communication Design.

Art and design can help us leap into envisioning more equitable and sustainable relationships with others and our planet

Talk: We Are a Counterforce