BWxD 2019

Noise disrupts dominant wavelengths.

While this disturbance is often considered negative, we have chosen Noise as this year’s theme as an opportunity to embrace imperfection while challenging distortion. Through auditory, visual and physical forms of noise, we consider how design and social practices can create major shock waves that disrupt traditional methods and generate new ideas.

Muffled noises to the foreground.

Our goal is to generate discussion around the creation of noise, in all its different forms, and to ask how muffled noises can be brought to the foreground through interdisciplinary and collaborative problemsolving. We hope to explore practices that challenge and disrupt traditional conventions, amplify historically underrepresented voices, and draw attention to personal, local and global inequalities. To drive our exploration, we bring together a diverse community of designers, activists, artists, musicians, and scientists.

Schedule
SOCIAL EVENTS
LECTURES & PANELS
WORKSHOPS
KEYNOTES
4:00—5:30PM
Registration
CHACE CENTER/RISD MUSEUM
5:30—6:30PM
Loud and Clear
CHACE CENTER/RISD MUSEUM
Lecture - Barbara London
6:30—8:30PM
Dinner & Reception
MOORE TERRACE, RISD
8:30—9:20AM
Registration & Breakfast
FRAZIER TERRACE, RISD
9:20—10:20AM
Finding Purpose: Using Personal Identity and Design to Cut Through the Noise of Polarization
TAP ROOM, MEMORIAL HALL
Lecture — Deroy Peraza
10:30—11:30AM
Designing for Government and Embracing Noise
TAP ROOM, MEMORIAL HALL
Lecture — Danny Chapman
10:30AM—12:00PM
Service Design
DANFORTH HALL
Workshop - Taylor Cook & Christopher Luedtke
10:30AM—12:00PM
Imagining Feminist Interfaces
EWING MULTICULTURAL CENTER
Workshop - tendernet
12:00—1:00PM
Lunch
MOORE TERRACE, RISD
1:00—2:30PM
Creative Collaborations to Design the Future
DANFORTH HALL
Panel — Jiayi (Jai) Dong (SVA DSI), Zach Narva (SVA DSI), Rutvi Gupta (SVA DSI), and Miya Osaki (SVA Director)
1:00—2:30PM
Alterspace: Design and Patron Autonomy in the Library
EWING MULTICULTURAL CENTER
Workshop - Alterspace
1:00—2:00PM
Designing the Future of Cultural Experiences with the Power of Emerging Technology
TAP ROOM, MEMORIAL HALL
Lecture — Brendan Ciecko
2:40—4:10PM
Mining the Gaps—Listening for What Language Lacks
EWING MULTICULTURAL CENTER
Workshop - Karen Krolak
2:40—4:10PM
WAYBAND—Navigating Through Noise
DANFORTH HALL
Workshop - Kevin Yoo
2:40—3:40PM
Made by Hand
TAP ROOM, MEMORIAL HALL
Lecture — Joao Caeiro
4:10—4:30PM
Snack
CHACE CENTER/RISD MUSEUM
Bolt Coffee Company
4:30—5:30PM
Accessible Machine Learning for Everyone
CHACE CENTER/RISD MUSEUM
Lecture - Irene Alvarado
8:00—10:30PM
Social Event
SOUTHLIGHT PAVILION/SOUTHSIDE CULTURAL CENTER
393 BROAD ST, PROVIDENCE, RI 02907
9:30—10:20AM
Registration & Breakfast
MAIN GREEN
10:30—11:30AM
Meeting People Where They Are At: Community Engagement that Interrupts Daily Rhythms
GRANOFF CENTER, STUDIO 3
Lecture — Ceara O’Leary & Julia Kowalski (DCDC)
10:30AM—12:00PM
United Nations SDG infused with Human-Centered Design
GRANOFF CENTER, STUDIO 2
Workshop - Dhairya Pujara
12:00—1:00PM
Lunch
SAYLES HALL
12:00—3:00PM
Design Expo
MAIN GREEN
12:00—3:00PM
Snack
WATERMAN ST
Tony’s Chocolonely, Kow Kow
1:00—2:00PM
On Sound and Vision: Curating a Contemporary Art Program in a Nightclub
GRANOFF CENTER, STUDIO 3
Lecture - Molly Surno
1:00—2:30PM
Designing for Accessibility: Steps Toward Radical Disability Justice
GRANOFF CENTER, STUDIO 2
Workshop - Alex Chen
3:00—4:00PM
Create with Purpose
GRANOFF CENTER, MARTINOS AUDITORIUM
Lecture - Pinar Guvenc
Speakers

Barbara London

Museum of Modern Art

she/her


Zoe Bachman & Becca Ricks

tendernet

she/her & she/her


Danny Chapman

Ad Hoc

he/him


Karen Krolak

Dictionary of Negative Space

she/her


Deroy Peraza

HYPERAKT


Irene Alvarado

Google Creative Lab

she/her


Alex Chen

Web Accessibility Designer

they/them


Kevin Yoo

WearWorks

he/him


Clare Stanton

Alterspace

she/her


Anastasia Aizman

Alterspace

she/her


Matthew Battles

Alterspace

he/him


Molly Surno

Art Director | Elsewhere Brooklyn


Dhairya Pujara

Ycenter

he/him


Pinar Guvenc

Open Style Lab & Eray Carbajo

she/her


Taylor Cook

Program Manager | City of Austin

she/her


Christopher Luedtke

Service Designer | City of Austin

he/him


Miya Osaki

SVA Director

she/her


Zach Narva

SVA DSI

he/him


Rutvika Gupta

SVA DSI

she/her


Ceara O'leary

Detroit Collaborative Design Center

she/her


Julia Kowalski

Detroit Collaborative Design Center

she/her


Joao Caeiro

Root Studio

he/him

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