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Friday, June 24 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Evolving Culture & Race

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Moderator: Yeohyun Ahn

Archana Shekara / POLISHED | UNPOLISHED : Addressing Disparities Through a Brown Cultural Lens
Rice is a staple grain in Asian and Latin American communities and is seen as a form of expression. Ganji, a simple rice dish prepared by the designer is used as a metaphor to address transnational identity, privilege, colorism and socio-economic disparities.

Pouya Jahanshahi / Diasporic Design and Identity
Diasporic Design & Identity

Jing Zhou / From the Mothers’ Movement to Cradlr: An Interaction Design for Refugee Children
Inspired by the forgotten story of Jiang Jian and the Mothers’ Movement in China, this presentation introduces the rationale, implementation, social and cultural influences, and historical background of Cradlr, a human-centered digital network concept designed to keep displaced children—a vulnerable population without cell phones—connected with their families, resources, and heritage.

Brooke Hull / Evolving Design Education through Understanding Students' Position and Context
This presentation critically contextualizes my experience teaching a course called Design and Identity in Everyday Life as a brand new graduate teaching instructor. This course pushed students to understand design in their context, and as an instructor, it taught me the importance of both their positionality and my own

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Yeohyun Ahn

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Madison
Professor Yeohyun Ahn is an award-winning artist, designer, educator, and researcher, integrating creative coding, digital fabrication, physical interaction, and diversity into experiential graphic design. She leads several research projects: the interdisciplinary typography project... Read More →
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Archana Shekara

Professor of Graphic Design, Illinois State University
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Pouya Jahanshahi

Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Oklahoma State University
Graphic design and diasporic identities, hybrid visual cultures
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Jing Zhou

Associate Professor, Monmouth University
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Brooke Hull (they/them)

Graduate Teaching Instructor, University of Florida
White, fat, queer, trans non-binary, and neurodivergent person who is passionate about design education and expanding our current systems for every body!

Friday June 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom / School of Education Conference Room 159