I regularly do workshops and talks, presenting on a wide range of topics. The following is a selection of recent talks:
Design Thinking for Libraries A workshop for urban and rural librarians to learn from one another, explore the process of design thinking, and generate ideas for their libraries. The theme of the conference was to prepare library staff for new tasks and challenges. Biblioteka Nowa, Warsaw Poland, 2016
Sidewalk City A conversation with Annette Kim about her book Sidewalk City: Remapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City. Part of the Chicago Humanities Festival 2015, Citizens.
Senses & Futures An initial exploration of ideas about the relationship between our senses and creating a more meaningful future. IT University in Copenhagen, 2015
Next Library Conference Design Thinking Pop-Up Conducted one on one consultations about making innovations in the library and thoughtfully approaching organizational decisions. Next Library Conference, Aarhus Denmark, 2015
Rise Above: Punk Rock and Community Empowerment in the Library An exploration of libraries as radical spaces for expression and community building 2025 Conference, Toronto, 2015
Design Thinking for Non-Profit Organizations Chicago Cares Skills for Social Good Summit, Chicago 2014
Teaching is a central part of my life. I have nine years of experience at a number of institutions including Art Center College of Design, University of California, Irvine, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I have taught ethnography, design ethnography, design research, art of research, and speculative futures.
In addition to running my own courses, I do frequent guest lectures on design research and synthesis at the University of Chicago Booth School of Management and Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.