Change Lab: Conversations on Transfor...
ArtCenter College of Design’s bi-weekly podcast features intimate interviews with leading artists examining the ideas fueling their work and how the creative process can be a catalyst for change—personally, professionally and globally. Hosted by ArtCenter President, Lorne M. Buchman, these conversations examine the many ways in which artists and designers are enriching our lives. ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education; and our mission statement—Learn to create. Influence change—lies at the center of all we do.
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Change Lab Presents: The Brown Girls Guide to P...
Freedom Summer: Brittany Packnett Cunningham
33 min
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37 Photographer Barbara DuMetz on bringing dive...
51 min
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Change Lab Presents: The Institute of Black Ima...
Host Dario Calmez interviews Dr. Mabel Wilson
73 min
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36 Bob Davidson on Rising Above Segregation thr...
47 min
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Change Lab Season 07 Trailer
On September 23rd, Change Lab will kick off its seventh season, which is dedicated to amplifying Black voices in art, design and activism. Much has changed since our last episode – everything really. So in response to these radically shifting times,...
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35 Graffiti artist Chaz Bojorquez on straddling...
This episode of Change Lab happens to be the last one of this season and we’ll resume again, as usual, in the fall. And though it wasn’t planned this way, it’s hard to think of an interview more timely or better suited to demonstrating the...
44 min
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34 Get Lit Words Ignite founder Diane Luby Lane...
Diane Luby Lane’s job title is pretty straightforward. She’s the founder and executive director of Get Lit-Words Ignite, a leading arts education nonprofit dedicated to increasing literacy and stemming dropout rates among at-risk youth. Her...
53 min
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33 Dennis Gassner on the ‘method’ behind his Os...
Storytelling is Dennis Gassner’s mother tongue. It’s the language – and the context -- through which the ArtCenter alum and legendary production designer processes the ideas of a script, and it fundamentally shapes the worlds his characters...
50 min
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32 Jessica Helfand on Redefining Design Ethics ...
It’s not an overstatement to say that Jessica Helfand is a renaissance woman of the design world. She co-founded Design Observer, an authoritative digital publication on the state of visual culture and an oracle of wise and thoughtful discourse on...
53 min
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31 Ini Archibong on Designing Things that Spark...
Ini Archibong is a luxury goods designer. He is also a furniture and immersive experience designer and an ArtCenter alum. This is all accurate and incomplete. So we’ll leave it to Ini to describe his creative practice: “Any of the objects I’m...
42 min
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30 Documentary Filmmaker Ivy Meeropol on the Ac...
Ivy Meeropol is a documentary filmmaker whose emotionally and politically charged films explore social and cultural injustice from the inside out. Her work in TV and film ranges from an exploration of the threat posed by the nuclear power industry to...
51 min
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29 Saki Mafundikwa and Sadie Red Wing on Decolo...
Sadie Red Wing and Saki Mafundikwa grew up a world and two generations apart. Sadie was born into the Lakota tribe and also considers herself a citizen of the Spirt Lake Nation of Fort Totten, South Dakota—two longstanding American indigenous...
49 min
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28 Recent Alum Vicente Magaña on Solving the Ri...
ArtCenter’s Transportation Design program has a type and, at first glance, Vicente Magaña seems to fit it perfectly. A lifelong obsession with cars? Check. A childhood spent sketching every type of vehicle his imagination could conjure? Check. An...
48 min
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27 IBM Design Chief Phil Gilbert on Leadership ...
Though Phil Gilbert’s official job title is General Manager of Design at IBM, he’s more often referred to as IBM’s very own design evangelist. But ask him to describe his earliest creative impulses and he’ll tell you without hesitation that he...
57 min
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Encore Episode: Wendy MacNaughton on Road Testi...
In the lead up to the launch of Change Lab Season 5 on September 25, we’re releasing a series of “Encore” episodes. For this final installment, we caught up with graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton to discuss her latest creative...
50 min
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Encore Episode: Reconnecting with Jesse Genet o...
In the lead up to the launch of Change Lab Season 5 on September 25, we’re releasing a series of “Encore” episodes. For this installment, we caught up with designer and entrepreneur Jesse Genet for an update on the big changes...
49 min
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Encore Episode: Reconnecting with Jackie Amézqu...
In the lead up to the launch of Change Lab Season 5 on September 25, we’re releasing a series of “Encore” episodes. For this debut installment, we caught up with artist Jackie Amezquita before she embarked on a three-week journey...
51 min
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26 Father Greg Boyle on Reducing Gang Violence ...
For the past thirty years, Father Greg Boyle has made it his mission to heal those afflicted by the epidemic of gang violence. As the founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehab and reentry program in the world, Father Greg has...
52 min
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25 RISD President Rosanne Somerson on the Next ...
Rosanne Somerson is an internationally exhibited furniture designer and President of Rhode Island School of Design. Somerson, a RISD alum, sees her parallel roles as a leader and practitioner as complementary parts of her life’s work, which she says...
48 min
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24 Jeff Goodby on Creating Mass Intimacy throug...
Jeff Goodby is an advertising legend, whose humanity and humility have propelled him to the peak of a profession not necessarily known for either. Imagine an ad man as clever and visionary as Don Draper, minus the chain-smoking and cynicism and you...
48 min
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23 Rebeca Méndez on dissolving boundaries and c...
Rebeca Mendez is an artist, designer, educator and ArtCenter alumna whose creative practice defies the bounds of traditional disciplines or descriptions. Her pioneering career in graphic design has been widely recognized. Most recently, her work was...
60 min
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22 Mariana Prieto on Designing for Wildlife
Mariana Prieto is a social impact designer whose work has been a catalyst for positive change across the developing world. A 2012 Product Design graduate from ArtCenter, she has, in a very short period of time, built a remarkable career addressing the...
35 min
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21 Ari Montanez on Realizing his NBA Dreams thr...
Fall 2018 Product Design graduate Ari Montanez spent much of his young life equipping himself with the skills and stamina necessary to succeed in a highly competitive arena – ideally one called Madison Square Garden or Staples Center. Indeed, this...
39 min
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20 James Hollis on the Psyche, Uncertainty and ...
Dr. James Hollis is an accomplished Jungian Analyst and highly-regarded author who has published fifteen published books and over fifty articles throughout the course of his career. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Jung Society in...
50 min
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19 Ralph Gilles on Automobile Design, Human Con...
As Global Head of Design at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ralph Gilles meticulously approves the look and feel of every new Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Fiat, Alpha Romeo, and Maserati produced. His astonishing success is the product of an early, unwavering...
49 min
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18 Lisa Kron on Memory, Meaning and the Collect...
Well known for her Tony Award-winning play, Fun Home, Lisa Kron is a remarkable playwright and performer whose work reflects and refracts these complex times. Her storytelling straddles the blurry line between fact and fiction, memory and invention,...
47 min
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17 Charlie Hodges on Pivoting from Dance to Des...
For twenty years, Charlie Hodges heeded his creative calling to dance at the highest level. With roles in acclaimed Broadway productions and as part of Twyla Tharp’s legendary repertory company, his trek to the peak of that profession was grueling...
35 min
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16 Jesse Genet on Building Businesses to Create...
Jesse Genet was recently named by Fast Company as one of the most creative people in business. Jesse began her illustrious career at age fifteen by starting a custom t-shirt business in her parents' basement. Years later, after attending...
47 min
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15 Matthew Rolston on Glamour, Death Anxiety an...
Matthew Rolston is a photographer and director known for his distinctive celebrity portraits and award-winning music videos. His images have appeared in such publications as Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Harper's Bazaar, as well as the covers of more than...
41 min
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14 Jackie Amezquita on Crossing Borders to Crea...
Jackie Amezquita graduated from ArtCenter's Fine Art department this past spring. Jackie, who entered the US illegally from Guatemala in 2003, finished her experience at ArtCenter with a timely and deeply personal final project: a 178 mile walk from...
48 min
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13 Courtney Martin on Activism and Inspiring So...
Courtney E. Martin is a recognized author, cultural critic, TED speaker, social activist and weekly columnist for the Webby Award-winning website, On Being. Her work is vulnerable yet powerful, filled with cultural insights and passionate appeals for...
48 min
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12 Chris Kraus on Writing Through a Mask
Chris Kraus is the rare writer to capture both the literary imagination and the pop culture zeitgeist. When her 1998 novel, I Love Dick, was re-issued in 2006, it was embraced as a feminist classic by a new generation. Among her admirers were the...
46 min
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11 Ellen Lupton on Design as Storytelling
Ellen Lupton is a design thinker of the highest order. As curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City, she has produced numerous exhibitions and books, including Thinking with Type (2004), which is used by...
38 min
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10 Yves Behar on Creating and Designing through...
Yves Behar is a Swiss-born entrepreneur and ArtCenter alum who has become the design world's reigning rockstar. As founder of the industrial design and branding firm, fuseproject, Yves has become a leading force in forging the future of sustainable...
49 min
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09 Paula Scher on Conjuring Instantly Recogniza...
Paula Scher is one of the most influential graphic designers working today. Having spent four decades at the top of the graphic design field, she has achieved iconic status. Paula was the first female principal to join Pentagram, the largest...
38 min
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08 Amy Ziering on Giving Voice to Survivors of ...
Oscar nominated documentary filmmaker and producer Amy Ziering has spent much of her career fighting injustice. Her film work includes the films Outrage, about the hypocrisy of closeted gay politicians; The Invisible War, about the epidemic of rape in...
39 min
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07 Wendy MacNaughton on Telling Stories Through...
Wendy MacNaughton is an illustrator, author, and graphic journalist whose work shines with warmth and humanity. One of her most recent works is a bestselling young adult novel that she created with her partner, author Caroline Paul, called The Gutsy...
44 min
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06 Niklas Gustafsson on Creating Meaningful Bra...
ArtCenter alum Niklas Gustafsson is the Global Director for PepsiCo’s Design and Innovation team, where his duties range from developing more sustainable and efficient packaging to developing healthier drinks and snacks at scale. All of this is in...
36 min
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05 Mari Nakano - Using Design for the Social Good
Mari Nakano is a social impact designer and Artcenter alum at forefront of her profession. She was recently named the Deputy Director of the Service Design Studio at the New York City’s Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity. Previously, Mari...
51 min
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04 Sara Khoury - Designing for the User and Hum...
Sara Khoury is an ArtCenter alum who specializes in user experience. She is now the Director of User Experience Design at Google, where she oversees product design for many of their apps including Google Hire. Previously, Sara led UED teams at Bank of...
47 min
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03 Edgar Arceneaux - Using Critical Thinking to...
Edgar Arceneaux is an LA-based contemporary artist and ArtCenter alumni who strives to find awe and mystery in life. His body of work has been seen exhibited and performed internationally, and it celebrates the asking of penetrating historical and...
56 min
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02 John X. Carey - Balancing Art and Commerce i...
John X. Carey is a filmmaker and ArtCenter alum with a commitment to bringing social conscience to commercial spots. He was one of AdWeek’s top 20 content creators of 2016, and with good reason. He launched his career in 2013 with Dove’s Real...
46 min
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01 Lynda Weinman - Taking Arts Education Online
Lynda Weinman founded Lynda.com in 1995 to provide wider access to popular digital arts courses she began teaching at ArtCenter. Often dubbed the mother of the internet, she transitioned from a focus on her successful book about web design to laying...
49 min