Design Lectures

Sept. 8
11am
Liz Ricketts: The OR Foundation: Dead Men's Clothes
The OR Foundation is a USA and Ghana-based not-for-profit working at the intersection of environmental justice, education and fashion development. The OR has been working between the two countries for over a decade and has focused the last five year on working in solidarity with the Kantamanto ecosystem to advocate for a more just secondhand clothing system, while also working on the ground to make improvements to waste management and labor conditions. The OR Foundation is on a mission to catalyze a Justice-led Circular Textiles Economy in Accra, Ghana, one that prioritizes the prosperity of those who have suffered the burden of fashion’s linear economy for decades.

You can use this link to register for the event: https://sjsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcucuyvpzIoE9eTjAmUzOWo9dwYpe_53r1O 

OR Foundataion Lecture


Sept. 29
11 am
Jason Janavicius: Product Innovation Leader Oakley

Shaping innovation and technology at the crossroads of: user experience research and iterative product development.  I'm constantly challenging my analytical and creative thinking to discover what's missing.
Jason’s interest in engineering started in childhood working on BMX bikes, motorcycles, and adventure gear.  Jason began his career developing consumer electronics and he’s worked for Zenith Televisions, Alesis Studio Electronics, Cerwin Vega, Hauser, RKS Design, JT Paintball, and he most recently worked with Oakley for over 15 years leading product development and user experience research.   Jason did his undergraduate engineering studies at the University of Nevada, Reno and earned an M.B.A. at the University of California, Irvine


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https://sjsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lduCqpzotGtFHb7JTNXpRw84sWQbupa3O

Lecture photo


Oct. 20
11am
Sara Hendren: Olin College of Engineering

Sara Hendren is a humanist in tech—an artist, design researcher, writer, and professor at Olin College of Engineering. Her book What Can A Body Do? How We Meet the Built World explores the places where disability shows up in design, an inventive tradition of remaking our everyday tools and environments that also carries the highest human stakes. It was named one of the Best Books of 2020 by NPR. Her work has been widely exhibited in museum exhibitions and is held in the permanent collections at MoMA and the Cooper Hewitt. She has been a National Fellow at the New America think tank, a Public Scholar awardee from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good.

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https://sjsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYofu2upzMrG9e64ivBfGONQNgBODgU3n4P

Design Lecture Oct20


Oct. 26
5 pm
Matthias Kohler: Gramazio and Kohler Research Group, ETH

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https://sjsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/3716287925567/WN_jkqxje_-Rv-qUITOPhJgZQ

 

kohler lecture

 


Nov. 17
11 am
Alda Ly: Aldy Ly Architecture

Alda Ly is founder and principal of Alda Ly Architecture. ALA serves a growing number of entrepreneurs and startups as well as established organizations looking to rethink traditional retail, healthcare, office, and cultural spaces. ALA is a recognized thought leader in biophilic design and has been featured nationally and internationally in publications such as Metropolis, Contract, Interior Design, etc. 


Born in New Zealand and raised in a working-class suburb of Los Angeles, Alda would watch her cabinetmaker father draw kitchen elevations and accompany him to construction sites to see how other people shaped their spaces. From the moment she studied freehand drawing as a UC Berkeley undergrad, Ly knew she wanted to become an architect, and went on to earn a Master’s degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Since 2002, Alda has lived in New York City and has worked at Rafael Viñoly Architects, 212box, HWKN, and Leong Leong. In these tenures, she nurtured a curiosity in evolving work and cultural spaces, and discovered a talent for leading project teams with empathy. 

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https://sjsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcocuGqqDIiHtYI1dMmykHXr781o4UvV_qf

Alda Ly lecture


Dec. 1
11 am
Erick Oh: OH

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https://sjsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvcemvqzMiGNZ4nst35dVUcdqizbmCaSZh