In November, MICA graciously hosted a Design Double Feature Book Launch celebrating the release of my new book Participate: Designing with User-Generated Content (Princeton Architectural Press) along with Ellen Lupton’s new book Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming. Book launch highlights included a lively participatory exercise involving modular coasters, a mini-exhibition, and presentations by Ellen Lupton, Zvezdana Stojmirovic, Helen Armstrong, Keetra Dean Dixon and JK Keller, Bruce Willen and Nolen Strals of Post Typography, Lauren Adams, Christina Beard, Chris McCampbell, Ryan Shelley, Chris Hurley, and Aggie Toppins.
I brought 10 Miami design students along for the launch. MICA graciously housed our students. In one fast-paced weekend, students did a whirlwind tour of Baltimore, checked out the MICA MFA program, and helped install the launch exhibition. Miami professor Peg Faimon joined us, as well.