“Profuse” is a useful word with which to approach this ambitious, high-concept effort. Organized by Paola Antonelli, senior curator of the Modern’s architecture and design department, and Michelle Millar Fisher, a curatorial assistant, it has involved years of research and travel and is as anthropological as it is aesthetic. Full NYT review here.

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Courtauld Books Online. Peer-reviewed. Edited by Meredith A. Brown and Michelle Millar Fisher, with contributions by Claire Bishop, Andrianna Campbell, David Kennedy Cutler, Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Liz Magic Laser, Richard Meyer, Alexander Nemerov, Ileana L. Selejan, and others. Collaboration has been a component of art making for centuries—from ancient Greek potters and painters to nineteenth-century photographers Hill and Adamson to the contemporary Raqs…

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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…

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March 2017, Brooklyn Rail: “Fashion is absolutely embedded in this conversation, and in multiple ways—as a marker of time and memory, a maker of status, or vehicle for fantastical escapism, certainly, it helps us mediate, describe, and explain modern life. We think of the decrepit clothes of the stonebreakers painted by Gustave Courbet that—ripped, patched,…

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Our discussion ranged from the historical (we’d never heard of early-20th-century “stoutwear” before Lauren schooled us) to the political (what does it mean to call out a certain fashion conversation as “plus size” in a country where the majority of women’s bodies might be described in this way?). We also learned that the concept of plus…

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P.E.O. Scholar for 2017-18. I am very honored to be a P.E.O. Scholar for the 2017-18 academic year, supported by an amazing chapter and sisterhood of women helping other women with education. During the award period I will complete my doctoral dissertation. The P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) were established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based…

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I recently spent four intense days in Lagos, Nigeria, researching for MoMA’s upcoming exhibition Items: Is Fashion Modern? and I’m certain that this dynamic city is one of fashion’s most exciting crucibles. And, through individuals and collectives focused on design, it may also be at the forefront of a self-organized revolt against and reorganization of…

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Peer-reviewed. We launched an entirely new e-journal, the first of its kind, covering the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Art History Pedagogy. The first journal issue of Art History Pedagogy and Practice launched in December 2017, with over 1,000+ article downloads in the first week. A huge accomplishment for the entire ArtHistoryTeachingResources.org team.

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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.

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Recent post on the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Art History Pedagogy and Practice (AHPP), a new online, open-access, and peer-reviewed journal developed in response to two key issues: first, the recognition that art historians need opportunities to share rigorous pedagogical research produced in the field; and second, the reality that teaching in the discipline has historically been undervalued in both economic and scholarly…

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PROJECTED HOMES: AN ARCHAEOLOGY IN EIGHT PARTS. March 2016. Undertaken while a Writer-in-Residence at Recess in NYC, in parallel with Total Effekt: Living Magasine. I. Prison House Architecture, whether domestic or institutional, public or private, has always been in dialogue with the barely articulable recesses of the imagination. We may think of the prison today as a…

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Hear ye, hear ye…..if you do digital humanities work then CAA and SAH wrote guidelines so that P&T boards (and diss advisors) know how to evaluate them and give credit where credit is due. Spread the word! Here’s an introduction to them that I wrote for CAA News after working on the taskforce for the…

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I participated in the HarvardxDesign 2016 conference, moderating a panel on design for health and talking about one of my design heroes–Nye Bevan, architect of Britains National Health Service (NHS) in the 1940s.

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Summary [download the full white paper here] While art historians in higher education devote extensive amounts of time, effort, and energy to the job of teaching, the attitude persists that this role is separate, or even a distraction, from the primary responsibility to contribute as scholars in the field. Maintaining the duality of teaching and…

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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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The first MIT Media Lab Summit devoted to design, Knotty Objects will gather designers, scientists, engineers, makers, writers, curators, and scholars around the discussion of four complex and omnipresent objects, along with the rich stories they can tell. The objects–brick, bitcoin, steak, and phone–will become lenses through which we examine the transdisciplinary nature of contemporary design. I’m…

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I wrote curatorial overviews and fully participated in curatorial selection for each of the projects in the catalogue, as well as coordinated the editing of the publication alongside lead authors Paola Antonelli and Jamer Hunt.

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I produced the final Design and Violence debate at MoMA on May 28, 2015. Debaters: Larry Lessig (AGAINST), Gabriella Coleman (FOR). Moderators: Paola Antonelli and Jamer Hunt. Motion: Internet freedom and digital privacy will come about only through the design of better tools for civil disobedience and direct action.  

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ArtHistoryTeachingResources.org has come a long way from the time in 2011 when I was tapping away on my laptop building out the very first old site. From the journal this week on AHTR: This week, we are excited to announce that AHTR has received a Kress Digital Resources Grant for $20,000 to support preliminary research…

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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…

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