Posted on December 3, 2020
Globally We Design (GloWD) is an independent global thought-leadership think-tank that started five years ago. It exists to identify, explore, and formulate, as well as disseminate new thinking for all design disciplines, practices, and processes. GloWD aims to address ever more pressing and contemporary problems facing humanity today. Global in nature, the Studio presents an entirely international, collaborative, and multidisciplinary experience. Using digital means, design studio teams consist of small student groups led by dedicated faculty and supported by GloWD faculty and personnel. This semester, eight of our students from IARC studio 3 are collaborating with students from the University of Guelph, California College of the Arts, and the University of Johannesburg to work on multidisciplinary projects that will help mitigate cataclysmic events we may face in the near future, such as pandemics; climate change; global disasters; changes in population (either growth or decline); mass migration; economic collapse; and first contact, amongst others. The students include Hannah Tripp, Michelle Ketterer, Miley Uribe, Yinxue Yue, Alejandro Gutan, Colleen Lefaivre, Anne Borden Thomas, and Jamisen Royal. Assistant Professor Asha Kutty is participating as a faculty mentor.
3rd year student, Hannah Tripp on a zoom call with her group mates from all over the world.
3rd year student, Miley Uribe and Prof. Asha Kutty, discussing her group’s project so far.