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Michelle Millar Fisher | Conversations in Contemporary Design: Hidden in Plain Sight: Design and the Everyday World


Friday, May 6, 2022

Chace Center Lobby

Michelle Millar Fisher is a curator and a writer whose work focuses on the intersections of people, power, and the material world. She is currently the Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. At the MFA, she is working on her next book, tentatively titled Craft Schools: Where We Make What We Inherit, and, as part of an independent team of collaborators, on a book (MIT Press 2021), exhibition, curriculum, and program series called Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births. This lecture will focus on the DM project as well as one Fisher co-curated at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Designs for Different Futures, foregrounding the ways in which the designs that shape our everyday lives have--and have not--made the design history canon.