October Meeting Notes

Notes: 9/11/12 meeting

Great meeting last Tuesday.  A huge thanks to member Eve Fineman for hosting!

I want to welcome a new members that joined the conversation:

Jamie Hayes 


Eve facilitaed a disussion on design movements

-What is happening now, in the past few years and do you know when you are in a movement?

-Movements talked about:

  • Green Movements and certifications


Cradle to Cradle

-The idea of “Fair Trade” being introduced in the fashion industry

  • Mass customization vs. custom massification
  • Seeing the craft of the hand

-reaction to the higly technical

  • Craft in the design realm and conversation – huge part of the design conversation for the past 5 years.  Craft in design and design in craft.-College programs with this in mind

    MFA ACD – Portland

  • Social practice in design – although some of these ideas are not new they are entering more of the conversation of design and curriculum for future designers.-examples of this idea

    Studio H

    Rural Studio

    Massive Change Exhibition

    -books mentioned: Design Like you Give a Damn

  • Technology changing the way  we design.  First in architecture now in product design.

-aesthetic of complex intensity

-see this also in fashion

-hi tech fabrics – heat sensitive fabrics

-solar powered

-local resource:  Inventables

Bridgette and Sharon led the discussion on upcoming show ideas and thoughts

  • This is a continuing conversation but current idea is to have the show in June 2013 that can somehow coincide with NeoCon and Design Week. Look for a free space to have the show, possibly centrally located.  More on this soon.  Ideas are brewing!

Another upcoming event discussed is a group or panel discussion based around the topic of “Material”.

  • 3-4 women invited to talk on this topic
  • Plan for February 2013
  • Any thoughts on women to invite please let us know.  We currently have 3 women in mind but of course need to check their interest and schedules.

*if I have missed anything please feel free to add or update!


The next meetup is scheduled for Wednesday November 14th at 7:30

Topic: TBD

Location: Facilitated by Gillian


Current and upcoming events L(a)WD ladies are involved in:

Manifold Gallery:  New show opening October 19th
-Strand Design is having a kickstarter kickoff party Nov 2nd – Save the date!


If there is an event you would like to add please do!

Have a great month. Look forward to the next meeting!