Mar 07, 2009, 8:00 AM
Hotel InterContinental Chicago
Future History 3
AIGA International Design Education Conference
A project of AIGA, sponsored by Adobe Systems, and hosted by the UIC School of Art and Design, FH3 will explore global curricular challenges and innovations, and their relationship to traditional frameworks of design education. Conference chair: Associate Professor Linda Bracamontes Roeger, Programming Co-Chairs: Assistant Professor Joerg Becker and Assistant Professor Sharon Oiga.
FutureHistory begins with a keynote address by WJT Mitchell, scholar and theorist of media, visual art, and literature and Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago. Mitchell is associated with the emergent fields of visual culture and iconology and editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Critical Inquiry, a quarterly devoted to critical theory in the arts and human sciences.
Featured speakers include: Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, graphic designer, artist and educator and Director of the Yale Graduate Program in Graphic Design. Kenya Hara, representative to the Nippon Design Center Inc., Professor at Musashino Art University, author of Designing Design, and consultant to the Nagano Winter Olympic Games and Muji; Gerard Hadders, co-founder of the magazine and design group Hard Werken, and founder with Jan van Toorn of the design department of the Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht, The Netherlands; Ewan Lentjes, Associate Professor of Art, Culture & Economy, a shared initiative of the Municipality of Arnhem, HAN University of Applied Sciences, and the ArtEZ Institute of Arts; and Meredith Davis, Professor and Director of the Master of Graphic Design Program at North Carolina State University.
Authors of papers selected for presentation on the subject of Design Research: Sean Bolan, University of Washington; Heidi Cies, Syracuse University; Kelly Costello, Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology; Stephanie Cunningham, Florida Atlantic University; Michael R. Gibson, University of North Texas; Michael Renner, The Basel School of Design; and Stacie Rohrbach, Carnegie Mellon University.
Authors of projects selected for presentation on the subject of MFA Thesis: Karen Kwan, York University, Toronto; Valentina Miosuro, North Carolina State University; and Leilah Rampa, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Authors of papers selected for presentation on the subject of Undergraduate Curriculum: Leslie Becker, California College of Arts; Michael Eppelheimer, Kansas City Art Institute; Lee Vander Kooi, Indiana University Herron School; John Luttropp and Anthony Inciong, Montclair State University; Ben Meyer and Renee Seward, University of Cincinnati; Terry Morris and William Rainey, Harper College; Angela Rodgers, St. Edward's University; Martha Scotford, North Carolina State University.
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