Please note that all session times are in Eastern Daylight Time
Tanya Aguiñiga is a Los Angeles based artist/designer/craftsperson who was raised in Tijuana, Mexico. Her current work uses craft as a performative
medium to generate dialogues about identity, culture and gender while creating community.
We will start with an interactive real-time assignment, an ice-breaker that is craft and design based…which will lead us into discussing the unique opportunities that craft, materials and design offer us that other disciplines don’t. After this dive into what our own experiences bring to the meanings of objects, I will discuss how furniture design has helped me in designing social-justice based projects and how craft has opened up new forms of building bridges at the US/Mexico Border. Each attendee will receive my Community Engagement Methodologies Worksheet to help them work out issues and solutions in their own public practice.