Design Inquiry: Futurespective

Animation by Kristen Leigh DeVico

My Design Inquiry research (from View Askew, Re-Write, and Productive-Counter Production) and associated output were part of this exhibition:

Design Inquiry: Futurespective
Opening: Friday, October 4, 2019, 5:00–8:00pm
On view from October 4 – December 14, 2019

Institute of Contemporary Art @ MECA522 Congress Street
Portland, Maine, USA 04101

DesignInquiry: Futurespective is a series of installations that demonstrate how DesignInquiry engages in open-ended extra-disciplinary exchange. On display in the galleries are multi-media installations of objects + projects that present the experience of DesignInquiry as a real-time gathering and explore the process of DesignInquiry as a collective practice of thinking and making. Events, visiting artists, and designers-in-residence will intersect with MECA faculty, students, the Portland community and beyond.

This exhibition is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Interim Director of Exhibitions Nikki Rayburn, and Guest Curators Margo Halverson, Denise Gonzales Crisp, Gabrielle Esperdy, and Emily Luce.

DesignInquiry is a non-profit educational organization that explores pressing issues in design and culture. We are a collective of thinkers and makers devoted to extra-disciplinary exchange. For more than a decade DesignInquiry has spearheaded intensive team-based gatherings and shared the diverse outcomes and publications, influenced design research and teaching methods, and has inspired professional designers to rethink what design can be and can do.

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