Kelsey Leuenberger is a Turkish American designer, creative technologist, art director, and educator working and teaching in New York City and Boston. Her work is multi-faceted and often utilizes innovative technology to modernize and reconstruct cultural traditions and rituals. She specializes in digital fabrication, interaction design, landscape design, photography, and cinematography. She is a recent graduate of the MFA Design and Technology program at Parsons School of Design.
"The key to my philosophy as an educator is that education, purpose, and innovation should always be interdisciplinary. To learn something and to create something is an interdisciplinary act. An interdisciplinary act is one that involves the collaboration and investigation of multiple disciplines, histories, and cultures to achieve a desired outcome. This philosophy can apply to any academic field, but it is particularly important in design because to design well, you must understand context, society, human need and want, history, and practicality all while holding true to both aesthetic principles and the artist’s innate desire to experiment. Therefore, by the nature of task, design is interdisciplinary. In design, no learning is wasted learning. If the lesson fails to help you solve one problem, it will help you solve the next."
This event will take place through Zoom as well as Facebook Live. Registering for the Zoom meeting guarantees the ability to ask the lecturer questions directly (in text or through video) as well as priority to have questions answered.