What you will learn:
The world is changing -- quickly. The global movement towards a more equitable and just world starts with the actions of ordinary people like you and I. Looking back, I wished someone would have told me that activism is a way of practicing design. Activism is not about extreme actions like getting arrested, nor does it require you to move to a third world country. Activism is about working towards change no matter where you work or what you do. Take it from me, an unlikely activist by way of designing vibrators for the past 12 years. In this Elective, I will dispel common myths of activism, share my journey in design activism, and outline steps on how you can discover your activism from within.
About the instructor:
Ti Chang is a feminist industrial designer bridging modern design and activism. She is the co-founder and VP of Design of CRAVE, a San Francisco-based company specializing in pleasure products that look as good as they feel. Since 2010, Ti has led the design vision for the company’s full line of products which has won international design awards and has led CRAVE to mainstream partnerships with the likes of Nordstrom, MoMA Design Store, Goop, and Saint Laurent. She is credited with mainstreaming the category of sex jewelry with her design of the Vesper vibrator necklace in 2014, an iconic necklace that symbolizes female empowerment and creates conversations to normalize pleasure.
Ti is featured in the award-winning documentary “The Dilemma of Desire” released in 2020. Ti holds an M.A. in Design Products from the Royal College of Art in London and a B.S. in Industrial Design from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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