Honoring the sacred places they were forced to leave behind (National Geographic; Mace)

Dakota Mace, photographer for the Center for Design and Material Culture and Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection and a Human Ecology alumna, provides words and photos sharing the stories of Diné (Navajo) people who were forced to go on “the Long Walk” in the 1860s — a 300-mile trek to exile — and of their descendants.

From Cultural Appropriation to Cultural Appreciation at the Center for Design and Material Culture (Museum magazine; Carter, Dodge Francis, Jean, Jenkinson, Mace, Center for Design & Material Culture, Equity and Justice Network, Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, Indigenous EcoWell Initiative and Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery)

Human Ecology faculty, staff and a Ph.D. student describe the school’s efforts to use items from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection to help visitors understand the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation.

SoHE News: Sep 4–10

Gaddis in The Atlantic on overlooked frontline workers in school reopenings, Carter op-eds in Washington Post and Cap Times, Sarmadi on mask safety and care on WPR, and more.

CDMC Summer Fellowships Offer Unique Research Support to UW Undergrads

Three undergraduate students recently presented the results of their Chipstone Foundation-supported summer research fellowships with the UW Center for Design and Material Culture at SoHE, showcasing projects in textile studies, material culture, and design thinking.

SoHE News: June 19-25

Hartley on strategies for parents of children with developmental disabilities or autism, Moskowitz on politics in our textiles, Addo on COVID’s added economic impact for Black women, Wong on the future of consumer behavior, and more.

Carter to Lead UW Center for Design and Material Culture at SoHE

Dr. Sarah Anne Carter, currently Visiting Executive Director and Visiting Assistant Professor of Design Studies, has accepted an invitation to serve as CDMC’s Executive Director beginning in fall of 2021.

Design Studies PhD Student Natalie Wright Wins Prestigious Scholarship

Natalie Wright, who just completed her first year of PhD coursework in Design Studies, has won the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Recognized as a top applicant, Wright will research histories of making and disability under the mentorship of Professors Marina Moskowitz and Sarah Anne Carter.

SoHE News & Events: Mar 27–Apr 2

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SoHE News & Events: Dec 6–12

Gaddis op-ed in Washington Post shared by Bernie Sanders | Sarmadi discusses Pantone’s “Classic Blue” | Flanagan on youth environmental engagement | New research from Huambachano | Wright reviews Chazen show | Mace profile featured in Tone Madison | Micro-podcast on “digital parenting” | Whelan hosts a “Dinner On Wisconsin”

Textile Tuesday: Lace Mat

Mat depicting the seal of the United States President, Needle lace in cotton or linen, 1950-1990, United States, 7” diameter. By Nora Renick Rinehart, a first year MFA student in Design Studies. While doing research …