For Whom? By Whom?: Designs for Belonging – Spring Events at Jacobs Hall

This Spring, the Jacobs Institute invites a group of thinkers and practitioners to outline design’s blind spots and exclusions and share their thoughts on possibilities for a future of belonging.

Jacobs Design Conversations: Dori Tunstall

January 25, 2019

Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall is a design anthropologist, public intellectual, and design advocate who works at the intersections of critical theory, culture, and design. As Dean of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University, she is the first black and black female dean of a faculty of design. She leads the Cultures-Based Innovation Initiative focused on using old ways of knowing to drive innovation processes that directly benefit communities.

On Screen: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, Jan 31

January 31, 2019

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth revisits the history of the public housing complex of the same name in St. Louis, Missouri. Famous within architectural history as an iconic failure of modernist planning and cited as an example of the inefficacy of public assistan…

Makerspace Open House, Feb 1

February 1, 2019

Kick off a new year at the Jacob makerspace open house! Meet the design specialists, student supervisors, and other members of our interdisciplinary and creative community. Learn about Maker Pass resources and show your friends where you spend all of y…

Design Field Notes: August de los Reyes, Feb 4

February 4, 2019

August de los Reyes is Director of User Experience at Google and an advocate for ending disability through design. He previously led design at Pinterest and Xbox.

About Design Field Notes:
Each informal talk in this pop-up series brings a design p…

On Screen: Misleading Innocence (Tracing What a Bridge Can Do), Feb 21

February 21, 2019

Misleading Innocence (tracing what a bridge can do) explores the story of the planning and politics of a series of overpasses on Long Island, commissioned in the 1920s and 1930s by Robert Moses.

The story suggests that the overpasses were designed e…

Design Field Notes: Niloufar Salehi, Feb 25

February 25, 2019

Niloufar Salehi is an Assistant Professor in Berkeley’s School of Information. Her research centers on social computing, technologically mediated collective action, digital labor, and more broadly, human-computer-interaction (HCI). At Jacobs, she’ll di…