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Ellen Lupton & Josh Halstead

Saturday Morning Pop-up Book Talk

Please join the Speculative Design Majors for a Saturday Morning Pop-up Book Talk with Ellen Lupton and Josh Halstead, members of the design and author team that produced Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers, a new book by Ellen Lupton, Farah Kafei, Jennifer Tobias, Josh Halstead, Kaleena Sales, Leslie Xia, and Valentina Vergara out this spring with Princeton Architectural Press.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. PST

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Ellen Lupton is Senior Curator, Contemporary Design, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, in New York City, and Betty Cooke and William O. Steinmetz Design Chair, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), in Baltimore. an American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow and an AIGA Lifetime Award gold medal winner, she has produced more than 20 books on graphic design, including D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself (with graduate students from MICA), The ABC's of Triangle, Circle, Square: The Bauhaus and Design Theory, The Senses: Design Beyond Vision (also an exhibition, curated with Andrea Lipps), Swarm: The Fabric Workshop and Museum (exhibition and book, curated and produced with J. Abbott Miller), and Thinking with Type. She is also a curator and a contributor to several publications, including Print, Eye, ID, Metropolis, and The New York Times.

Josh Halstead is an epistemic activist working at the intersection of critical disability studies, design pedagogy, and community organizing. A recognized contributor to disability design discourse, they seek to unsettle and rupture normative systems of thought by centering marginalized perspectives. Halstead has been an invited lecturer in academic and industry settings—from Stanford to Google—and is co-author of the forthcoming book Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Non-Binary Field Guide for Graphic Designers. Their current project, Cripjoy, is a transnational, majority-BIPOC community of practice focused on reworlding mental health through an intersectional, anti-ableist, and anti-sanist lens.


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