Studies in Material Thinking, Special Issue: Visual/Textual

My essay, ‘Reflections on Research through Design: The Evolution of Silence,’ for the journal, Studies in Material Thinking, Special Issue: Visual/Textual, Vol.13, 2015, is now published and viewable online. (more…)

Myth of Mary Polly Calderwood

Uncovered at the Vinalhaven Historical Society at DesignInquiry (DI) program: NoQuo. Polly, who lived on Vinalhaven Island, ME, was (either) vilified for challenging what was acceptable behavior for women—or maybe she really was just ‘an awful thing.’ (more…)

About: Different Data

Different Data (DD) is a collaborative critical design research group (Rachele Riley, Dan McCafferty and Joshua Singer) who collects, manipulates, and displays data in location-specific public environments. DD maps notions of place by revealing hidden, overlooked and silent narratives (and other aspects) of urban cultural ecologies, using unexpected and often poetic methods for generating and gathering data.


DesignInquiry at MOCAD

As a Board Member for DesignInquiry (DI), I helped to frame and promote DI’s three-month residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit‘s Department of Education and Public Engagement (DEPE Space). The residency exhibition (October–December 2014) was led by Benjamin Van Dyke, with Emily Luce, Rachele Riley, and Joshua Singer.

DI DC D Expedition

Co-coordinator and co-framer, DesignInquiry DesignCity Detroit: Expedition, February 20–23, 2014, Detroit, MI

As a DesignInquiry Board Member(2013–2015), I helped organize and lead an exploratory program in Detroit, MI, DI DC D (DesignInquiry DesignCity Detroit), with Emily Luce, Benjamin Van Dyke, Dan McCafferty, and Joshua Singer. The DIDCD program brought together 30 designers, artists, historians, writers to investigate the cultural ecology of Detroit in a three-day intensive workshop and collaboration, based out of the community-center, Ponyride. I shot video during our time together and created the video above as a documentation of the weekend.

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