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Presented by MFA Interaction Design

MFA Interaction Design Thesis Presentations

May 13, 2019; 11:45 am - 5:30 pm

The MFA Interaction Design Thesis Festival is a celebration of work from interaction design graduates—a group of designers, engineers, storytellers, musicians, entrepreneurs, and inventors—whose work connects ideas to the human experience. RSVP here.

In her keynote speech, world-renowned artist and urban designer Candy Chang will demystifie the creative process, inspire personal reflection and provoke new ideas for community and well-being. A TED Senior Fellow, Urban Innovation Fellow and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Chang has also created installations for people to share their hopes for vacant storefronts, a confessional sanctuary in a Las Vegas casino, designated sites for crying in Hong Kong and a civic tool called Neighborland.com for people to collaborate on the future of their communities. Her work has been exhibited in the Venice Architecture Biennale, New Museum and Tate Modern. She was also named one of the Top 100 Leaders in Public Interest Design by Impact Design Hub and a “Live Your Best Life” Local Hero by O, The Oprah Magazine.

In the theatre lobby, prototypes are available for play and exploration.

11:45am Registration
Noon Welcome, Liz Danzico
12:15pm Opening Remarks, Eric Forman & Graham Letorney
12:20pm Student Presentations
1:45pm Lunch
2:00pm Student Presentations
3:25pm Keynote, Candy Chang
3:40pm Exhibition Remarks, Eric Forman & Graham Letorney
3:45pm Closing Remarks, Liz Danzico
4:00 – 5:30pm Reception, SVA Theatre lobby

Free and open to the public
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