Multimedia — Jan 27, 2011

MFA Lecture: Emily Pilloton


Designer, builder, teacher and Project H Design founder Emily Pilloton presents an MFA in Applied Craft and Design Lecture.

Emily Pilloton of Project H Design presents a lecture about Studio H, a one-year high school design/build curriculum in rural North Carolina she currently co-teaches with Matthew Miller. Pilloton talks about six-tenet design process that guides Project H, the importance of working locally and design as a catalyst for community and social change. Pilloton’s Studio H will be the subject of an exhibition opening Fall 2011 at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Emily Pilloton is the Founder and Executive Director of Project H Design. Project H’s mission is to provide a conduit for need-based product design that empowers individuals, communities and economies. Her book, Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People, has earned her significant attention including an interview in January 2010 on The Colbert Report. In November 2010, Pilloton presented a TED Talk on teaching design for change. Pilloton studied architecture at UC Berkeley and product design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

2010-2011 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Presented by: ZGF Architects LLP
Supported by PNCA+FIVE (Ford Institute for Visual Education)

The MFA in Applied Craft and Design is offered jointly through Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft.

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