Week 7 | 2/23/2016 | Objects of Creative Attention

What does the collaborative, creative process look like in practice? How do innovative professionals balance conventions with new ways to make work? And how might we approach the organization with this same energy?
FIRST HALF: A conversation with Meghan Raham, Asst. Professor, American University
Set and Costume Designer (view her portfolio)
SECOND HALF: Defining and developing your venture.
READ: “The Designer: Decorator or Dramaturg?,” by Stephen Curtis, ArtsHub, February 1, 2016
READ: “The Story of Design,” by Erin Loechner, Design for Mankind, February 12, 2013
BROWSE: Object Stories, Portland Art Museum
DUE: Journal response prompt: “Find an object in your home or workplace that captures a personal or family story for you, something you attach a meaning or memory to. Include a photo, sketch, or other representation in your learning journal, and a short paragraph about what the object is, and what story or memory it captures for you. For inspiration, you can view photographer Sandy Suffield’s ‘Things and People’ series.”
DUE: First description of your intended venture/initiative. Complete the form below as best you can.


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