Three members of the Moore community will speak on panels at the 2021 AICAD Symposium Must Give Us Pause: Diversity + Sustainability this weekend, November 4–6.
Claudine Thomas (Associate Dean of Academic Services & Director of Institutional Research) will speak on the panel "A Conversation with French Art and Design Schools in Transition."
Francesco Sgrazzutti (Adjunct Faculty, Interior Design) and Sophia Le (BFA Interior Design '21) will both speak on the panel "Diversity & Sustainability in Our Built Environments: An Exploratory Discussion."
Must Give Us Pause: Diversity + Sustainability seeks to reflect upon and investigate our collective values, pedagogies, research, challenges, and potential visions—as artists, designers, curators, and critical thinkers—that will provide guidance as we forge a path forward that is inclusive and attentive to some of the most pressing issues of our day. As Sharon Mattern recently wrote, the pandemic has resulted in "The Great Pause," one which saw some retreating to the safety of the domestic sphere while others were forced into harm's way. However, "It is all too easy to overlook the activity that enables privileged retreat; the Othered precarity that ensures our security."