October 4, 2018

Wind Tunnel Graduate Center for Critical Practice exhibitions, symposia and events 2018–19

ArtCenter College of Design

(1–3) Trina: A Design Fiction. Photo: Jessica Escobedo. (4) Different Tomorrows symposium. Photo: Juan Posada.

Wind Tunnel Graduate Center for Critical Practice is an initiative of the graduate programs in Art and Media Design Practices at ArtCenter College of Design. The Wind Tunnel, situated between the two programs in a former supersonic jet testing facility on ArtCenter’s south campus, is a forum for speakers, conferences, exhibitions, residencies, screenings, and publications.

All events are free and open to the public. Parking is free. More information, email mdp [​at​]

September 13, 2018, 5:30–7pm
Yuri Suzuki
MDP Design Dialogues

September 17, 2018, 4–6pm
Byron Merritt
MDP Design Dialogues

September 24, 2018, 4–6pm
Tim Durfee
MDP Design Dialogues

October 08, 2018, 4–6pm
Mimi Zeiger
MDP Design Dialogues

October 09, 2018, 4–6pm
Jessica Bellamy
Designmatters Lecture

October 15, 2018, 4–6pm
Hans Baumann
MDP Design Dialogues, 2018 MDP Summer Research Resident

October 19, 2018, 5–7:30pm
Digital Nature
with John Carpenter, Richard Schulhof, Shirley Watts in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Arboretum

October 27, 2018, 4–6pm
Made Up
Book launch at Hennessey & Ingalls

October 29, 2018, 4–6pm
Practices Practice
MDP Design Dialogues with Jeremiah Chiu, Samantha Culp, Radha Mistry hosted by Mimi Zeiger

November 05, 2018, 4–6pm
Working Group Symposium hosted by Ben Hooker and Jenny Rodenhouse with Jessica Frucht, Nathan Hertz, Rachel Kinnard, Sam Rolfes

November 19, 2018, 4–6pm
Danya Glabau
ArtCenter Dialogues, made possible by an endowment from the Toyota Motor Corporation

December 13, 2018, 7–10pm
Grad Art Open Studios + MDP Work-in-Progress Show

January 14, 2019, 4–6pm
Reconstructing Practice
MDP Design Dialogues, a student led event hosted by Nidhi Singh Rathore and Lauren Williams

January 28 2019, 4–6pm
(Re)Defining A.I.
Working Group Symposium hosted by Colleen Estrada and Phil van Allen

February 04, 2019, 4–6pm
Olalekan Jeyifous
ArtCenter Dialogues, made possible by an endowment from the Toyota Motor Corporation

March 01, 2019, 5–8pm
MDP Thesis Symposium
MDP Design Dialogues with Anne Burdick

March 04, 2019, 4–6pm
Lauren Halsey
MDP Design Dialogues

March 11, 2019, 4–6pm
Different Tomorrows
Working Group Symposium hosted by Sean Donahue and Wendy S. Walters

March 18, 2019, 4–6pm
New Now
MDP Design Dialogues, a student led symposium

March 25, 2019, 4–6pm
A piece of something bigger
MDP Faculty exhibition + conversation

April 18–April 20, 2019
MDP Thesis Show
Exhibition at the Pasadena Civic Center

Priority deadline is January 15, 2017 for fall 2019 admissions into Graduate Media Design Practices.

Media Design Practices (MDP) is an interdisciplinary design MFA preparing designers for our new now.

Ours is a time of constant change: technological transformations, global inequality, and environmental uncertainty. This world demands new design practices. Designers today must be daring, critical, and engaged in their communities. Are you ready?

With a grounding in creative technology, experimental making, and social action, MDP graduates are unafraid to use design to question the present. Join our MFA program and get new skills—prototyping and research, futuring and fieldwork—to shape your design practice and envision new futures.

Work closely with faculty known for cutting-edge research and multidisciplinary expertise. Investigate emerging media, develop new methodologies, engage with diverse cultures, and surprise yourself by making things the likes of which you have never seen before.

Join our alumni who go on to become design leaders in every conceivable field: major technology firms, innovative nonprofit organizations, and independent design practices.

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