Public Programs And Events

Ethnography Dialogues: A conversation between Natalia Radywyl and Caroline Woolard

Ethnography Dialogues: A conversation between Natalia Radywyl and Caroline Woolard

University Center
General Public 

The Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography, and Social Thought (GIDEST) is proud to announce the inauguration of a new lunch series:

Ethnography Dialogues: Art, Design and Social Science Research.

A conversation between Natalia Radywyl and Caroline Woolard 

The Ethnography Dialogues bring practitioners and researchers from the world of art and design into conversation with researchers from the social sciences to discuss ethnographic practice: its articulations, uses, boundaries and possibilities. The goal of this series is to create a conversational space which considers the divides, and resonances, between the academy and the professional world in an attempt to open productive dialogues centered squarely on the use and meaning of ethnography, a space for sharing experience, insight and reflection. 

Lunch will be provided by GIDEST. The event is public, but space is limited. Please RSVP to secure your seat.


About the speakers:

Natalia Radywyl is a researcher and strategist specializing in ethnography, design research, service design, experience design, digital services and environment design. With clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and government, to non-profits and the community sector, her work reflects a commitment to using design and social research as a means to improve well-being and health, fuel social innovation, design for resilient urban environments, and holistically support immigration experiences. Radywyl’s work focuses on people and how they fit within the landscapes that connect us all – our natural environments, social relationships, politics, histories, technologies and economics.

Natalia Radywyl holds a PhD from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and has published in a variety of academic and popular outlets including a book on sustainable innovation entitled, Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability. Radywyl is currently a Senior Design Researcher at Fjord and was a recent Fellow at the New York City-based Public Policy Lab. 


Caroline Woolard is an artist and organizer whose interdisciplinary work facilitates social imagination at the intersection of art, urbanism, architecture, and political economy. After co-founding and co-directing resource sharing networks and from 2008-2014, Woolard is now focused on her work with to raise awareness about the impact of rent, debt, and precarity on culture and on the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative to create and support truly affordable commercial space for cultural resilience and economic justice in New York City.

Caroline Woolard’s most recent group exhibitions include: Crossing Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; Maker Biennial, The Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY; and Artist as Social Agent, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH. Woolard is a lecturer at the School of Visual Arts and the New School, is an Artist in Residence at the Queens Museum of Art, and was named the 2015-2016 Arts and Social Justice Fellow at the Judson Church and the 2016 Pilchuck Hauberg Fellow.


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