Tiger Strikes Asteroid Greenville and Revolve will present Redirect, a group exhibition curated by Suzanne Dittenber featuring Art + Design artists Conrad Bakker, Benjamin Grosser, and Jorge Lucero with Victoria Bradbury, Ben Duvall, Janna Dyk, and Joyce Yu-Jean Lee.

Redirect is an exhibition that critically or philosophically engages with technology, each artist examining the web, social media, mobile devices, or other contemporary technology with a calculated sense of intentionality or caution. Read more about the exhibition.

RAMP Gallery, 821 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC
January 24–February 24, 2020
Opening reception: Friday, January 24, 6pm to 8pm

Deana McDonagh was invited to participate with Komal Faiz, Adilah Yong, and Andree Woodcock on the book chapter "Ten Stages of Women: Challenges Facing Women in Travel." This work is about gender poverty in relation to transport with a focus on Pakistan and Malaysia and will be part of the book Design for Global Challenges that will be published by Routledge.

The abstract provides more detail about this chapter: "Addressing Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in transport, this chapter takes a holistic approach to exploring mobility challenges women face in Pakistan and Malaysia. Ethnographic and empathic approaches were used to understand women’s mobility at different stages of their life. The '10 stages of women' framework presents a contrast to the normative '7 ages of men' model, showing the interrelationship of transport, age and gender. The framework was used to develop system maps to reveal a more holistic and actionable representation of the barriers and enablers faced by women in Pakistan and Malaysia, pinpointing areas for action."

Julie Rodrigues Widholm will be the 2020 Art + Design convocation speaker. She received her BA in Art History from the University of Illinois in 1997 and is director and chief curator of the DePaul Art Museum, where she leads the strategic and artistic vision to promote equity and interdisciplinary education in art museums. Prior to taking the helm at DPAM in September 2015, she was a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. She has organized more than 100 solo and group exhibitions that have been presented at museums across the United States, such as DPAM, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Perez Art Museum Miami, the Nasher Museum at Duke University, and the MIT List Visual Arts Center, among others. She grew up in Brazil, Mozambique, Portugal, Germany, and across the United States.

Professor Laurie Hogin's work will be part of several exhibitions beginning this spring.

Sonic Disruptions: Buisch and Hogin
Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St., Rockford, IL
Friday, February 7–Monday, May 25, 2020
Lecture: Tuesday, February 18, at 6:00pm

A Telling Instinct: John James Audubon and Contemporary Art
Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC
Friday, February 21–Monday, May 4, 2020

The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene
This exhibition features the work of 35 artists including Laurie Hogin. It is organized by the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida and will travel to the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago.
DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL
Thursday, March 19–Sunday, August 16, 2020

The DePaul Art Museum has also recently added Hogin's work to its permanent collection.

Deana McDonagh, along with Andree Woodcock, Louise Moody, Ajita Jain, and Lakhmi C. Jain, are editors of the newly published Intelligent Systems Reference Library book no. 167, Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations.

This book focuses on various aspects of research on aging, including in relation to assistive technology, dignity of aging, how technology can support a greater understanding of the experience of physically aging and cognitive changes, mobility issues associated with the elderly, and emerging technologies. Read more about the series.