How What We Ask Shapes What We Can Imagine: De-Coupling Design and Punishment – Space and Culture Special Issue, Inside Inside

This article looks at the way questions drive possibilities in design through the lens of contemporary efforts in design to reform policing and incarceration and abolitionist organizing to end them. It asks how… Continue reading

Design in Crisis, Designing Cultures of Care, and Tricky Design – book chapters about design, politics, and abolition

In 2018 and 2020, I had the opportunity to contribute to three books on contemporary issues in design research, practice, and politics: Tricky Design: The Ethics of Things, edited by Tom Fisher and… Continue reading

Things I Might Need – Solo exhibition at Western New York Book Arts, May 13-June 18, 2022

On May 13th, Things I Might Need will open at Western New York Book Arts, in Buffalo, New York. I am so excited to be working with this fantastic space and group of… Continue reading

Ground Rules in Full Bleed

Just as New York went into quarantine in the spring of 2020, a longer excerpted version of the text for my artist’s book, Ground Rules, came out in Full Bleed, a journal of… Continue reading

Decoding Manhattan: Island of Diagrams, Maps, and Graphics features Call A Wrecking Ball to Make a Window

On Friday, I went to the post office to pick up my copy of the really astounding new book Decoding Manhattan: Island of Diagrams, Maps, and Graphics By Antonis Antoniou, and Steven Heller.… Continue reading

‘Dismantle, change, build’: Designing abolition at the intersections of local, large-scale, and imagined infrastructures – Design Studies special issue on Participatory Design, 2018

This article grows from ongoing research and organizing with Critical Resistance (CR) in Oakland, California, which I’ve also shared at the Participatory Design Conference. You can learn more about the work, access organizing… Continue reading

Making and negotiating value: design and collaboration with community led groups (with Elizabeth Chin) – CoDesign, 2019

I’m thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Chin‘s and my article, “Making and negotiating value: design and collaboration with community led groups,” and contribution to an exciting special issue of CoDesign, forthcoming, is available… Continue reading

Ground Rules on Hobart

I’ve been working for what feels like a long long time on an artist book called Ground Rules that is about cancer, and choices around death and dying, as imagined in relationship to… Continue reading

Not the End – show at Equity Gallery [now closed]

Curators Aaron Krach and  Melinda Wang invited me to show a giveaway card, A shark is a shark, as part of an on-site installation at this timely exhibition at Equity Gallery on the Lower… Continue reading

Center for Book Arts Scholars’ Exhibition [now closed]

I was thrilled in May 2016 to find out that I was awarded a Book Arts Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts at the New York Center for Book Arts. I applied… Continue reading