October Conferences

Ray and Charles Eames designing a chair from aluminum in 1957.

Ray and Charles Eames designing a chair from aluminum in 1957.  Part of my presentation at SHOT this year.

In the first half of October, I will participate in two conferences.  The first is the Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability (PALS) meeting at OTIS in Los Angeles October 2.  PALS brings together educators at art and design schools committed to more sustainable practices in our work and classrooms, and I look forward to joining with my colleagues to discuss the progress we have made this year and our goals for the year ahead.

On Friday, October 11, I will participate in a panel on salvage and waste history at the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) meeting in Portland, Maine, presenting a paper on the upcycling of aluminum by various designers in the postwar era.  SHOT will see the Envirotech Interest Group convene, and I look forward to learning about the myriad of innovative work being done by my colleagues studying the intersection of technology and the environment when we get together in Portland.

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