Lectures

Sustainable Art and Design Lecture Series

The spring 2021 lecturers will be hosted by MassArt courses focusing on sustainable art/design practice, and are open to the entire MassArt community. Please email sustainable@massart.edu for the link.

Spring 2021

Thursday, February 11, 9-10am
Steve Lambert

Wednesday, February 17, 11am-12pm
Dylan Gauthier

Tuesday, March 2, 5-6pm
Cannupa Hanska Luger

Thursday, March ?
Yvette Perullo

Friday, April 2, 12pm
Susie Ganch


Fall 2020
The Fall 2020 lecture series included local and regional artists Erin Genia, Allison Marie Rodriguez, and Erin Johnson, graphic design educator Eric Benson, and social practice artists Mary Mattingly and Beatrice Glow, both based in New York City. Check out their websites and social media sites to learn more about their works. 

Recordings are available for selected fall 2020 talks:

Designing In The Climate Crisis: Regenerative Design 101
Eric Benson, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, University of Illinois

October 6, 2020
Our civilization stands at a tipping point, where we can choose to stay on the same path toward climate disaster or embrace hope, rejecting despair, to reshape our future. This talk will educate creatives about the risks of inaction surrounding climate change and in turn, empower them to take action through regenerative design resources and strategies.
www.re-nourish.org & www.freshpress.studio

Beatrice Glow
November 17, 2020
In service of public history and a more socially and environmentally just future, Beatrice Glow often co-labors with scholars, scientists and community stakeholders to assemble surviving fragments and question colonialist histories. In this artist talk, she will delve into the creative process behind various experiential technology collaborations and multisensory and multimedia projects that weave together a global narrative of shared cultural heritages and environmental realities.
beatriceglow.org

Camille Tagle, FABSCRAP
October 29, 2020
Camille Tagle, CoFounder and COO at FABSCRAP will speak to the
MassArt community about the fashion industry’s textile waste issue,
including residential versus commercial waste, what happens in the
design process to contribute to the waste issue, as well as provide
information about headers and the supply chain.
Camille draws upon her experiences as a former fashion designer in
NYC where she often witnessed environmentally damaging practices in
the design process. She believes that sustainability must become a key
component in the education of today’s designers, and in shaping the
future of the fashion industry.
FABSCRAP is a textile reuse and recycling resource. Materials that
traditionally would have gone to landfill are now being properly
recycled and made available for reuse. fabscrap.org
Cosponsored with the Fashion Department