There is possibility in precarity.
Thinking about design requires an embracing of our times,
to draw connections from the past and present, to teeter on the
edge of a future that we will never fully be able to predict.
Our work exists in a critical space—illuminating ideas, moments,
objects, and places that are unseen, complex, and subversive,
in order to address them, to learn from them, to offer solutions.
-Class of 2019
Join us as our outstanding MA candidates present their year-long thesis research, and stay afterwards for a convivial reception to celebrate their achievement as we send them off into the precarious post-graduate world.
Laura Scofield, “Flags Happen: A Critical Discussion on Flags and Design”
Yasmeen Khaja, “Liminal Places: Mapping a Kuwaiti National Identity in Global Cyberspace”
John Kazior, “The Anthropocene Looks Like This: Mystification and Revelation in the Visual Rhetoric of Climate Change”
Sneha Mehta, “Matter Matters: The Transformative Power of Materiality in the 21st-Century Classroom”
Natalie Dubois, “Building Wor(l)ds: What Can Architecture Give in the Anthropocene?”
Olivia Mercado, “Lost in Translation: Framing the Wayfinding Experience Through the Lens of a City Language”
Miao Xu, “On the Design of Interactive Art for Healing”
Chetan Kaashyap, “Cities by Citizens: How Civic Participation is Transforming Urban Design in Bangalore CBD”
Emily R. Pellerin, “Style on the Inside: Understanding Power Dynamics in the Carceral Environment Through its Clothing”
Aneta Zeleznikova, “Space Program”
Monica Nelson, “Re-Visiting Women’s Histories in House Museums”
With a keynote address by author and urbanist Karrie Jacobs.