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Trans Media and Its Futures

*This event was original scheduled for May 12, but is now on May 19 at 5pm EDT.* In this public panel discussion, Screen Studies' Rox Samer (they/them) and representatives of […]

Makers, Identity, and the Lives of Objects: A Triologue

What stories do craft and design objects tell us—and tell about us? In this wide-reaching conversation, authors Glenn Adamson, Parminder Bhachu, and Kristina Wilson will explore connections between their recent […]

Translating ‘Treasure of the Castilian or Spanish Language’

A contemporary of Cervantes, Sebastián de Covarrubias wrote his encyclopedic dictionary Treasure of the Castilian or Spanish Language to explore the heterogeneous origins of words and their hidden connections to […]

Design with Empathy and Curiosity


Design as a professional discipline has undergone a tremendous evolution in the last generation. It has transformed from a practice focused mainly on aesthetic style to one with a clear […]

Connecting to Our Highest Purpose


In this workshop, coach, consultant, and TEDx speaker Ruby Maddox will provide an original framework to help individuals connect their “inner-why” to their higher purpose. The co-founder of two non-profits focused on social justice, leadership, and equity, Maddox will guide participants as they explore their own values and goals. Step-by-step, she will teach them how […]

Testimony as Activism: Archives of Displacement

This panel discussion facilitated by Clark University's Anita Fábos (IDCE) and Frances Tanzer (Strassler Center) brings together scholars and practitioners to talk about their work documenting experiences of people living […]

Post-Election 2020: What Just Happened?

With the understanding that the election may still be undecided, we will gather the day-after for a virtual conversation about the results. Bring your questions for Clark’s experts, as we […]

Nightmares and Screamscapes: An Evening of Scary Stories


Our popular Halloween tradition continues, albeit with an online twist. Tuck in for a night of spooky stories read by Clark University professors Gino DiIorio (Theater), Jay Elliott (English), and […]

Sponsored by: Higgins School of Humanities

The Black Designer’s Identity

In the United States, much of design history, culture, curriculum, and the profession as a whole is a testament to the broad influence of European-based design practice and aesthetics. While […]