About this Event
Midwest Design Week (MWDW) aims to celebrate the power of design and diversity with five days of inclusive and engaging virtual events, not just for Midwesterners, but for anyone with a passion for leveraging design for good. MWDW is a collaborative effort, presented by 4 regional chapters of AIGA: Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Toledo.
This year’s theme is Culture. Our world is shaped by culture in its many forms—customary beliefs, shared values, learned behavior, and traditions, to name a few. The culmination of our cultures creates a uniquely diverse experience, which is why for our first-ever virtual design week, we are bringing together the many colorful voices of our communities across our cities so they can share their stories, perspectives, and inspirational body of work.
What comes with this ticket? (free for students)
This Full-Access Weekly Ticket grants you access to ALL Midwest Design Week events. Additionally, you gain admittance to the Midwest Design Week Slack channel, where you’ll be able to access the events and network with designers across the country. After you register for this event, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to access all events through our Slack channel.
The Weekly Event Line-up
From speakers to workshops, we have a series of events celebrating design and creativity — highlighting our local communities and the diversity within them. View the full schedule here.
Latinx Listening Space
We invite you to join this confidential, inclusive, nonjudgmental virtual space for sharing, listening, connecting, processing, and hopefully, healing. Issues within the Latinx community and Latinx experience will be explored.
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Building a professional network is an important part of your career development process. This session will help you learn about the benefits of mentorship and how to find a mentor using MSUConnect.
For the link and password to this webinar, please RSVP for the event at
Explore business careers in Accounting, Marketing, Finance, HR, Sales, Supply Chain and more.
Registration Link: http://msu.easyvirtualfair.com
Youtube Student Training Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwGk8GxePvg
Learn more here: https://msu.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/15039?ref=events-search
Please join the Department of Art, Art History, and Design on Thursday, September 24 at 4 pm as we kick-off a special lecture series titled Mutant Salon hosted by Young Joon Kwak, 2020-2021 Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. The first speaker in this series is artist EJ Hill. This series is free and open to the public.
This event doesn’t require pre-registration, if you are interested in joining our zoom webinar, please join using the following link and password. https://msu.zoom.us/j/97803340342 pw: mutants
EJ Hill (b. 1985, Los Angeles; lives and works in Los Angeles) received his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013 and BFA from Columbia College, Chicago in 2011. Solo exhibitions have been held at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard, MA (2020); Company Gallery, New York (2018); He was a resident at the Studio Museum of Harlem, and is the recipient of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship at Harvard University (2018-19), Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Grants to Artists (2018); Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant (2018), the Mohn Public Recognition Award at the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. 2018 (2018), the Los Angeles Artadia Award (2018), the Art Matters Foundation Grant (2017), and the California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2015).
Zoom link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/99674297056
Join us for an overview of some of the hit Israeli tv shows with English subtitles available for internet streaming. We’ll discuss some ways in which these shows reflect and have at times even changed Israeli society.
Marc S. Bernstein teaches Hebrew & Israeli culture at MSU and serves as coordinator of the Hebrew program. Marc is a Core Faculty in Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel and Muslim Studies Program.
The hackathon is a 36-hour weekend innovation challenge that brings together diverse teams with the goal of creating new tech solutions.
Teams will hear from our local brands who have submitted problem statements to the hackathon. Participants will assemble into teams to start gathering research on the problem, ideate on potential solutions, design prototypes, and a business case to pitch for selection to the final 3 who will pitch their solution to the judges.
Learn more and register here: https://detroitfashionhackathon.com
Everything You Wanted to Know about Teaching IAH But Were Afraid to Ask (Part II)
Schedule: 25 September, 2 PM – 4 PM (via Zoom), with Liz Deegan and Asif Iqbal
This workshop will serve as a follow-up to the workshop held for new graduate students and those teaching MSU’s Integrative Arts and Humanities Classes. It will provide a space for talking through how your first few weeks as a recitation leader/ new graduate student have gone. This year we will mostly be talking about the positives and the downsides of online instruction for the IAH classes. We will follow-up on some of the issues we discussed in Part I of the workshop including maintaining 20 hours a week schedule of work, responding to student emails, communication with the faculty of record, grading loads and other issues that came up during teaching.