Daniel Pizarro, Climate Engagement Fellow | Art in Cities Initiative
In collaboration with the Schools of Environment and Architecture, Daniel Pizarro, MFA ‘12, was selected to be a 2023-2024 School of Art’s Climate Engagement Fellow. Last year, Pizarro served as the Communications Design Fellow and continues his engagement in the second iteration of the Climate Engagement Through Art in Cities initiative. As part of his ongoing work, Pizarro seeks to collaborate with other local artists to promote community engagement and public art centered on climate change and the built environment. He plans on establishing a partnership with the City of New Haven to design a digital platform that links building owners to artists via a mural registry.
Daniel Pizarro (he/él) is a New Haven-based artist/designer and Creative Director at For La Diáspora, a creative studio that connects brands to the Latine community through culturally-driven design and bilingual communications. Daniel’s family immigrated from Chile to Los Angeles, where he was born and raised. His lived experiences ground his creative practice to support community-centered design solutions based on local knowledge and expertise. He is a Yale Climate Engagement Fellow, an interdisciplinary collaboration among the Yale School of Art; Architecture; and Environment that explores public engagement of climate change through art and design. During the Covid-19 era, his work addressed complex social issues in the Latine community, including vaccine equity and the housing evictions crisis. Daniel received his MFA in Graphic Design from the Yale School of Art and BA from UCLA Design Media Arts. After Yale, Daniel worked for 6 years as a Design and Technology Fellow for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) where he developed bilingual communications and branding strategies to strengthen consumer advocacy, economic justice, and new legislation efforts following the US financial crisis in 2008. Early in his career, while working as the Director of Design and New Technologies at Peace Over Violence, Daniel helped develop an award-winning national sexual violence prevention and education campaign that drew millions to participate and helped overturn the largest rape kit backlog in the US in 2010. Daniel has exhibited his work internationally at the Brno Biennial and published in Graphic magazine. He has received funding from the National Arts Strategies, National Endowment for the Arts, and New Haven Arts Council.
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