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Design Conversations: Dr. Bess Williamson

Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
For Spring 2021, we will be continuing our theme, For Whom? By Whom? Designs for Belonging, first launched in the Spring of 2019. This series investigates exclusions in design and invites guests to discuss the ways their work examines ideas around inclusivity. Each guest will be joining us virtually through Zoom’s Webinar feature, with audience questions taken at the end of each lecture. Registration is required for the link to join. Joining us first is Dr. Bess Williamson, historian of design and material culture and Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of 'Accessible America: A History of Disability and Design' (2019) and co-editor of 'Making Disability Modern: Design Histories' (2020). Her work explores diverse histories and practices of design that extend expertise to users and communities, and challenge designers to address access and power in their work.