PAST

GUEST

LECTURERS


Adam Garcia

Alexander Isley

AKIKO BUSCH

Allan Wexler

Allison Ullmer

Allyson Mitchel

Aly Khalifa

Amos Kennedy

AMY WHITAKER

ANDERS RUHWALD

Andy Brayman

Arthur Hash

BEN LIGNEL

CARL ALVIANI

Chris Taylor

Christine Lee

Donald Fortescue

DAWN HANCOCK

Doug Browe

DEB WILLIS

DEL HARROW

DESIGN 99

ELLEN DISSANAYAKE

ELISSA AUTHER

Elmar Heimbach

EMILY PILLOTON

ERIC ADJETEY ANANG

Ethan Allen Smith

Gabriel Craig

Gerhardt Knodel

GINGER KRIEG DOSIER

Hazel Clark

HEATH CERAMICS : ROBIN PETRAVIC + CATHERINE BAILEY

Iris Eichenberg

JONATHAN BARNBROOK

JOYCE SCOTT

Kate Bingaman-Burt

Laura Allcorn

Lew Oliver

LIZ LAMBERT

Luis Camnitzer

Marc Moscato

MARCIN JAKUBOWSKI

Maria Elena Buszek

MARTHA BUSKIRK

MARY SMULL

MATTHIAS PLIESSNIG

MICHAEL PALMIERI + DONAL MOSHER

Natalia Allen

Natalie Chanin

Nikki McClure

PAUL MATHIEU

Paul Wong

Pearl Fryar

Po Shun Leong

RALEIGH DENIM : Victor Lytvinenko + Sarah Yarborough

RANDY HUNT

REBECCA GATES

ROWLAND RICKETTS

SAKI MAFUNDIKWA

Shashi Caan

SIDONIE VILLERE

Sonya Clark

STEVE BADANES

STEPHANIE SYJUCO

Susan Brandeis

SUSAN S. SZENASY

VICTOR MARGOLIN

WILLIAM DERESIEWICZ

ZAHID SARDAR


 
 

2018 / 2019 Lecture Series

FAll

9/19 John Park

10/24 Annica Cuppetelli

11/28 Future Firm

Spring

1/30 Wendy Redstar

3/6 Matt Olson

4/3 Ezra Shales


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John Park

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

6:30-8:00pm

John Park is a creative technologist specializing in interactive computer programming, animated projection, and digital fabrication techniques to address themes of science and environment. Practicing digital craftsmanship for visualization, rough prototyping, and polished large scale installation, Park's new works stress making physical forms that move data out of abstraction and into sensory experience. He has a diverse background in photography, 3D modeling, experimental animation, computer programming and electronics hacking has led to a larger investigation of what the most appropriate uses of these technologies should be in today's cultural climate.

http://johnparkonline.com/

http://harmoniclab.org


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Annica Cuppetelli

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

6:30-8:00PM

Annica Cuppetelli is a fiber/installation artist and fashion designer based in Detroit, MI. Drawing on her past experience in the fashion world, her practice lies on the intersection of fashion, design and art. Her process uses techniques and materials borrowed from garment making and fashion design and applies them to create forms that evoke garments, but exist as sculptures and spaces. Rather than simply wrap, transform, or conceal, she attempts to question fashion in order to reveal its complicated relationship with the female body and identity.

http://www.annicacuppetelli.com/

http://www.cuppetellimendoza.com/


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Future Firm

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

6:30-8:00PM

Future Firm designs spaces, big and small, for people to come together in new ways. Founded by Craig Reschke and Ann Lui in 2015, the Chicago-based architecture practice spans diverse scales: from pop-up exhibition spaces, to residential and commercial buildings, to urban and territorial speculations. Future Firm’s work has been exhibited at Storefront for Art & Architecture, New Museum’s Ideas City, and the Chicago Architecture Foundation and published in The Architect’s Newspaper, Chicago Architect, Mas Context and Newcity. Future Firm currently operates The Night Gallery, a nocturnal exhibition space on Chicago's south side, which features video and film works by artists and architects from sunset to sunrise.


https://future-firm.org/  

@futurefirm


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Artist Wendy Red Star works across disciplines to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society. Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, Red Star’s work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance. An avid researcher of archives and historical narratives, Red Star seeks to incorporate and recast her research, offering new and unexpected perspectives in work that is at once inquisitive, witty and unsettling. Intergenerational collaborative work is integral to her practice, along with creating a forum for the expression of Native women’s voices in contemporary art.

http://www.wendyredstar.com/

Wendy Red Star

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

6:30-8:00pm


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Matt Olson is the founder of OOIEE (Office Of Interior Establishing Exterior) a trans-disciplinary studio that works on projects related to art, design, architecture, and landscape. The “open practice” model is on the belief that the world makes us as much as we make it and thus, trusting the work that emerges, whether commissioned or self-initiated, is an act of poetic surrender that gives life to something that is easy to care about. Informed by a love of research and an interest in using art history as a material, OOIEE participates in climates of knowledge with an open heart and is committed to intentions of generosity, kindness, and expansiveness. Their work has been shown at the Aspen Art Museum, Etage Projects in Copenhagen, ANNEX at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles and company in Minneapolis. Teaching, especially through workshops, is vital and they've been visiting artist/lecturer at SCI-Arc, Cranbrook, SAIC (School Art Institute Chicago), SCAD (Savannah) and elsewhere.

https://ooiee.me/



Matt Olson

Wednesday March 6, 2019

6:30-8:00pm


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Ezra Shales focuses on the productive confusion that lies at the intersection of design, craft, and art in everyday life. He teaches the history of art at the

and Design and has a Ph.D. from the Bard Graduate Center and an M.F.A. from Hunter College. He is the author of two books, Made in Newark (Rutgers University Press, 2010), which explores craft as an anchor of regional identity in progressive-era New Jersey, and The Shape of Craft (Reaktion, 2017), which has prompted a reviewer to identify him as a “philosopher of the factory floor.” The Shape of Craft argues that there is workmanship in manufacturing and moves away from dictionary definitions that romanticize ‘artisanal labor’ or ‘natural materials’ to shine a light on remarkable factory production and labor.

https://massart.edu/faculty/ezra-shales

Ezra Shales

Wednesday, April 3, 2018

6:30-8:00pm


 

2017 / 2018 LECTURE SERIES

FALL

9/6  Jocko Weyland

10/4 Alex Gilliam of Public Workshop

10/25 Chelsea + James Minola of Grain Design

11/29  Amelia Black

Spring

3/7 BB Bainbridge


 

2016 / 2017 LECTURE SERIES

FALL

9/7 Thing Thing

10/3  Jessi Reaves

11/9  Susie Lee

11/30  Studio Gorm

SPRING

2/8 Flavor Paper

3/15 Future Retrieval

4/12 Beth Esponnette


thing thing

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

6:30pm - 8:00pm

THING THING is a manufacturing studio practicing in Detroit. Established in 2012, Thing Thing designs processes to work intuitively with materials and methods usually reserved for industrial production. And through this unique authorship develop their sensibilities as a practice. Thing Thing makes experimental design for exhibitions, collectors, and consumers.  

We are four bold designers who are inspired to playfully reconsider design. We love beautiful things. We love to make beautiful things. We love to make things that make beautiful things.

 


Jessi Reaves

Monday, October 3, 2016

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Jessi Reaves (born 1986 in Orgeon) has been included in group exhibitions such as Natural Flavor at Ludlow 38, New York (2015); Pavillon de L'Esprit Nouveau: A 21st Century Show Home at Swiss Institute, New York (2015); and American Basketry at Bed Stuy Love Affair, New York (2014). She presented her first solo exhibition at Bridget Donahue, New York in April 2016.  


susie Lee

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Susie Lee is the CEO and co-founder of Siren, a dating app that unlocks real personality for first time-conversations. A graduate of Yale, Columbia and UW with degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, science education, and art, Lee brings a wide-ranging skill set to amplify humanity in technology. Her work has been collected by numerous institutions including the Denver Art Museum, Mitchell Center for the Arts, Frye Art Museum, and Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. Siren partnered with Durex on a 37million view campaign, will be part of PBS StartUp show this fall, and will be part of The New Museum's INC program this fall. Siren has been featured in 100+ press reviews, including NPR, front page of the Seattle Times, The Guardian, CNN, The Stranger, GeekWire, ThinkProgress, Frieze, and The Establishment.


studio gorm

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Studio Gorm is a collaboration between John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong Arndt. The two met while studying in the masters program at the Design Academy Eindhoven. They set up their studio in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Their office is now located in Eugene, Oregon where they also work in the product design program at the University of Oregon.

 

The two come at design from different approaches to produce smart objects without pretension and warm, comfortable environments. Their products are simple, practical, and thoughtfully made. since their debut at the salon de mobile in Milan in 2007, their work has been included in numerous publications and exhibitions all over the world.


FLAVOR PAPER

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Jon Sherman, Creative Director and Founder of Flavor Paper, has a truly special eye. His unique design sensibilities and keen awareness of the creative industry have catapulted his company to the top of the ranks amongst industry competitors—and developed a new standard for cool, eye-catching wallpaper. With an undergraduate degree from Colorado College and an entrepreneurial MBA from Tulane University, Sherman began his business journey toward building a distinct brand both for himself, and for Flavor Paper.

Flavor Paper is an award winning wallpaper design and production company based in Brooklyn, NY. From half baths to hotels, Flavor Paper can custom print wallpaper for any application.


FUTURE retrieval

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Co-Sponsored by OCAC's Ceramics Department

Founded in 2008, Future Retrieval is the studio collaboration of Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker. The pieces created utilize three-dimensional scanning and digital manufacturing of found forms that are molded and constructed in porcelain, mimicking the history of decorative arts and design. Our process addresses the conceptualization, discovery, and acquisition of form, to make content-loaded sculptures that reference design and are held together by craft. We incorporate an interdisciplinary approach to our work, striving to make influential historic objects relevant to today.


 BETH ESPONNETTE

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Co-Sponsored by OCAC's Fibers Department

Beth is fascinated with making and materials. She considers herself to be somewhere between an artist and engineer, dreaming up new ways of manufacturing and trying to make them work. She currently serves as Assistant Professor in Product Design at the University of Oregon, and as a founder of unspun, a company that is developing new ways to manufacture clothing and, in doing so, considering new business models for the industry. She has previously been involved at clothing and gear companies Pearl Izumi and Mountain Hardware, exoskeleton robotics company Ekso Bionics, and the cooperative machine shop TechShop. Her education came through Cornell University where she studied for a BS in Fiber Science & Apparel Design, and Stanford University where she worked toward an MFA in Design.