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Designing Motherhood made it into a paper back home 🙂 Read it here.

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Thanks to Nicole Graev Lipson for covering DM for the Boston Globe — through the lens of the hidden mother photographic typology. Read it here.

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Thanks to Lisa Macabasco who kindly covered the DM project for the Guardian. Read it here.

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Melena Ryzik very kindly covered the DM exhibition for the New York Times and the whole team almost fainted with joy. Read it here.

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Designing Motherhood Photograph by Constance Mensh for DM and the Mutter Museum

Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births is now open at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia. The show runs May 6, 2021-May 9, 2022.

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There is broad consensus that giving credit for exhibition making (and any other form of making) is positive and useful. Here are some collaboratively-made open-source guidelines.

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As we could not access the MFA craft galleries during the pandemic, I decided to create a craft exhibition in the only gallery open during the pandemic, Boston’s Shelter in Place Gallery run by the amazing artist Eben Haines.

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In September 2019 we—my partner in crime Amber Winick (design historian) and the Maternity Care Coalition (a groundbreaking maternal health care provider)—were awarded a $250,000 Pew Grant. The project will examine how bodies influence design—from fashion fixations to pain relief—and how design influences bodies. The work will explore historical and contemporary conversations around reproduction, maternity,… Continue reading Untitled

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Installation view from Designs for Different Futures, October 17, 2019-March 8, 2020 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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I have co-organized this exhibition (and accompanying book and public programs) with a really large team of wonderful people across every single department of the museum, opening Oct 22, 2019 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Designs for Different Futures October 22, 2019–March 8, 2020 Whether it’s apocalyptic, utopian, or still up for grabs, the… Continue reading Untitled

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Right now, I’m super excited to be collaborating with brilliant design thinker Amber Winick on a book and exhibition, Designing Motherhood: A Century of Making (and Unmaking) Babies. Find it on Instagram at @designingmotherhood

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I was really proud to invite the Philadelphia Voices of Pride, members of the Gilbert Baker Foundation, Cake Life bake shop, and Amber Hikes of the Mayor’s Office for LGBTQ+ Affairs to the PMA to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rainbow Flag, in collaboration with colleagues across the museum who all came together to… Continue reading Untitled

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I Will What I Want: Women, Design, and Empowerment April 8-23, 2017 at The Sheila Johnson Design Galleries at Parsons The New School for Design, and January 19-May 22, 2018, at muca-Roma, Mexico City as part of the city’s Year of Design // Co-organized with Jimena Acosta I Will What I Want: Women, Design, and Empowerment explores… Continue reading Untitled

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Items: Is Fashion Modern? Sept 26, 2017–Feb 5, 2018 // Co-organized with Paola Antonelli. As part of the MoMA exhibition Items: Is Fashion Modern? we kept a research-in-progress platform here on our exhibition blog. On May 15 and 16 we held a BONANZA research kickoff at MoMA. Check it out here.

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I have been very lucky to work with Paola and in collaboration with the Hyundai Card Design Library on a series of exhibitions that have opened in Seoul over the past three years. This final one, “”This Is for Everyone,” explores symbols and icons in graphic design, and opened in Seoul on August 2, 2016.

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I collaborated as a co-curator on Marc Fischer’s awesome Hardcore Architecture project, and made an interview publication with designer Justin Blinder, bringing the project to ABC No Rio in May 2016. I also moderated a short discussion between Marc and Justin.

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My colleague Luke Baker and I made it into the WSJ as part of a story on the new 4th floor collection rehang at MoMA which we–and many other curators at the museum, led by Ann Temkin and Martino Stierli–helped co-organize: 1960-1969: From the Collection.

I co-organized this event, “Is This For Everyone? Design and the Common Good,” with Laura Kurgan, Marta Gutman, and Raphael Sperry in conjunction with the MoMA exhibition, “This is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good.”

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MoMA x Gwangju Design Biennale. I assisted Senior Curator Paola Antonelli in organizing MoMA’s presence at the 2015 Gwangju Design Biennale–a rethinking of MoMA’s 1994 “Humble Masterpieces” exhibition to reflect “selected distinctive Korean daily designs juxtaposed with quotidian design classics.”

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I co-organized Designing with Data which opened July 7, 2015, at the Hyundai Card Design Library in Seoul, Korea.

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I co-organized the current contemporary design exhibition at MoMA, titled This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good. I co-authored a post describing the impetus behind the show, here.

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On October 14, 2014, the exhibition Digital Typefaces opened at the Hyundai Card Design Library in Seoul, Korea. The exhibition is curated by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator in MoMA’s Architecture and Design Department, and Michelle Millar Fisher, Curatorial Assistant and Art History PhD Candidate at the Graduate Center, in collaboration with the Hyundai Card Design… Continue reading Untitled

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Design and Violence is a curatorial experiment organized by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA and Jamer Hunt, Director, graduate program in Transdisciplinary Design, Parsons The New School for Design, and myself. Check it out here. I’ve worked on the project during my time at MoMA, both online, as a contributing… Continue reading Untitled