For Spring 2021, we will be continuing our theme, For Whom? By Whom? Designs for Belonging, first launched in the Spring of 2019. This series investigates design’s blindspots and exclusions and invites guests to discuss the ways their work examines ideas around inclusivity. Learn more about the series here.
Each guest will be joining us virtually through Zoom’s Webinar feature, with audience questions taken at the end of each lecture. Most lectures in this series are recorded, and available to watch within a week of the event. All video links will be posted to this page once available.
February 19, 2021: Dr. Bess Williamson
12pm – 1pm PST
Dr. Bess Williamson is a historian of design and material culture and Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of Accessible America: A History of Disability and Design (2019) and co-editor of Making Disability Modern: Design Histories (2020). Her work explores diverse histories and practices of design that extend expertise to users and communities, and challenge designers to address access and power in their work.
Please continue to check back for the full speaker list and links to register.
Past Speakers in this series:
Aza Raskin, Fall 2019
Mario Ballesteros, Fall 2019
Claire Evans, Fall 2019
Dori Tunstall, Spring 2019
August de los Reyes, Spring 2019
Jodi Forlizzi, Spring 2019
Ellen Pao, Spring 2019