Week of Action
Join us as we launch IIDA-WI’s first Week of Action! Each day has a focus with primary events to attend as well as additional content and prompts that will be shared on our social media throughout the week of 11/9 – 11/13. Registration welcome to all!
12:00PM - 1:00PM
How I Design presented by Sina Pearson
Description: “A photographic presentation highlighting my journey to become a textile designer and my design process. Topics include: Sources of inspiration. Process of developing fabric. Case studies – Creation of four distinct collections.” - Sina Pearson
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births, presented by Amber Winick and Michelle Millar Fisher
Description: Conversations on maternity and reproductive rights are often tiptoed around, rarely discussed in the realm of design. Lactation spaces have only recently become a common programming line item. Seeking to change that, Designing Motherhood examines motherhood and design out loud and in public, making sure design discourse includes these issues. Design impacts everything around us and learning design histories can chart a path forward. How have objects, experiences, built environments and policies been designed to support or fail motherhood? What design challenges remain?
Join us for a conversation led by Amber Winick and Michelle Millar Fisher as they share their process of organizing their Designing Motherhood project and explore critical questions and universal design experiences that affect us all. The project investigates around 100 designs that have defined the material culture and experience of maternity over the last 100 years. The presentation and Q&A will look at the making of their book, exhibition, and series of public programs, all coming in 2021, and which explores the arc of human reproduction through the lens of design.
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Introducing Design Panel Discussion, Panelists: Maya Bird-Murphy, Emily Pilloton and Isabelle Yisak
Description:A panel discussion centered on design education, empowerment, equity, and the power of introducing design early. Our panelists are visionaries, founding and contributing to organizations that introduce the value of design and offer extensive community and youth programming.
We recommend registering for this groundbreaking discussion and visiting the organization’s websites to learn more!
Maya Bird- Murphy, Founder, Architectural Designer, Educator - Chicago Mobile Makers (hyperlink) https://www.chicagomobilemakers.org/
Emily Pilloton, Founder, Executive Director – Girls Garage (hyperlink) https://girlsgarage.org/
Isabelle Yisak, Program Manager – Creative Reaction Lab (hyperlink) https://www.creativereactionlab.com/