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Projects collaborated with: Scheherazade Tillet

Will You Be My Monument

A Four Story Interactive Public Art Installation on Treat Place, Newark. This project is a part of the Four Corners Public Arts initiative, embracing collaboration and emphasizing community building. The installation is inspired by the City of Newark’s removal of the Columbus statue in Washington Park on June 25, 2020, and features a photograph of Faa'Tina, an eight-year-old Black girl who celebrated her 8th birthday in Washington Park that night.
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Chantal Fischzang is a designer and educator based in the NY/NJ area.

Along with her role as Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Rutgers University-Newark, Chantal is a founding member of IntraCollaborative, a team of designers and educators sharing a deep-seated interest in design and its relevance to the social sector.

Chantal integrates publicly engaged practice and design education through her work at Express Newark, as Co-Director of Visual Means and Design Consortium, two academic programs that model a design-studio working experience in which faculty, students, researchers and community partners engage in a collaborative design process to create impact in the city of Newark.

Collaborations

Through my academic research at Rutgers University-Newark, I’ve experienced a clear intersection and productive exchange between my career focus, my role in the classroom and my responsibility to the community — through collaboration, co-building, social engagement and service learning — so I continued to investigate ways in which social contexts can be applied to the fundamentals of graphic design: image, word, message-making and the technological conditions of the medium.

One of the most important aspects of my professional development has been the collaborative process. The strategy, decision making and design process behind highly charged social issues, are more purposely founded and more democratic when it is informed by a collaborative and/or participatory process with partners, clients, audiences.

Partners