Category Archive: Writing

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

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

“‘…it’s your project, but it’s not necessarily your work…’: Infrastructuring, Situatedness, and Designing Relational Practice,” Participatory Design Conference 2016

ABSTRACT This paper builds on trajectories in PD that attend to designers’ situatedness within the broader systemic contexts in which they work. It proposes (re)considering infrastructuring, understood as a range of approaches to… Continue reading

“Finding ‘Community’ and other critical words” with Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani

Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani and I had the pleasure of writing about developing Working with People, a curriculum and online resource for design and pedagogy, for the latest issue of Urban Pamphleteer, published by the… Continue reading

World-Making: Working with Theory/Practice in Design

This article argues for an active role for theory in designing, especially feminist theory and cultural studies, both as a means of theorizing design through the work of designers and as a means… Continue reading