The Massachusetts College of Art and Design is committed to leadership in designing solutions to one of the defining social, economic, and ecological challenges of the twenty-first century: climate change.

Climate Action Plan Rally Wednesday 3/18 1:30-3

DMC AtriumJoin us in learning about and standing for the new MassArt Climate Action Plan drafted by faculty, staff, and students from the MassArt Sustainability Initiative.  Learn about what our goals for meaningful presence, curriculum, and actions need to be in the face of the climate crisis.  Food, making tables, collaborative art projects, film screening, …

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Camille Tagle, Director of Reuse Partnerships at FabScrap  Addressing the Fashion Industry’s Textile Waste Issue Camille will discuss the fashion industry’s textile waste issue, including residential versus commercial waste, what happens in the design process to contribute to the waste issue, information about headers, the supply chain, and the fashion industry in general.  As an …


Eric Benson lecture 3/31 5pm

Fresh Press Paper Lab: The Designer as Engineer, Craftsperson, and ActivistLecture by Eric BensonTuesday March 31 5pm K406Eric Benson is the creator of the internationally recognized and award-winning sustainable design website re-nourish.org and head of the Fresh Press Agri-Fiber Paper Lab, which explores the potential of papermaking to be zero waste, environmentally sustainable, and a catalyst for …

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Heading for Extinction XR talk

Heading for Extinction and What to do About It?  A talk by the Extinction Rebellion Tuesday February 25 7-8pm D110co-sponsored by MassArt Action for the Planet.  We are in the midst of an unprecedented climate crisis and ecological breakdown that threatens the continuation of life as we know it: record atmospheric carbon levels, global temperature rise, deforestation, …

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Mary Mattingly and Kirsten Swenson

Mary Mattingly in conversation with UMASS Lowell art historian Kirsten Swenson: How can art and utopian thought cultivate systematic social change?  Tuesday March 3rd at 6:30pm, Kennedy 406   Mary Mattingly is a visual artist who works in social practice, photography, performance, and installation (marymattingly.com). Among her recent projects is Swale, an edible landscape established on …

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Fashion and Sustainability talk

   Thursday, October 4 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm  Design and Media Center, DMC Lecture Hall 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 FASHION DESIGN: TRENDS, TOOLS, AND SUSTAINABILITY MassArt Continuing Education Presents: Think Thursdays Fashion Trends, Tools, and Sustainability Speakers: Jennifer Varekamp, Christian Restrepo, Margaret Young Moderated by Carlos Villamil Fashion is personal. What we wear, where it …

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