Introducing HERSTORY, a new lecture series initiated by Boston University and AIGA Boston celebrating and fostering women’s achievements in design. HERSTORY is part of AIGA’s Women Lead Initiative (WLI) whose mission is to empower women in design and advance the vital discourse on issues facing professional women today. WLI aims to address persistent biases and inequities inclusively and constructively through programming around three goals: Celebrate the achievements of women in design, Cultivate awareness of gender-related issues, while building knowledge and leadership skills, and Connect by facilitating relationships within and beyond the design industry.
Join AIGA Boston and Boston University at HERSTORY with Erin Robertson, artist, designer and Project Runway winner. Robertson will share insights on her collaborative and interdisciplinary design process with other multimedia artists.
Driven by looming environmental and political issues, she threads sustainable works in collaboration and dialogue with the world-class hub of innovation, MIT. Erin’s tapestry is simultaneously satirical & sublime—a serious joke. Robertson’s work—intricate, amusing, with perversely sophisticated appeal, seeks to surprise and delight.
6:00pm – Doors open
6:15pm – Introductions
6:30pm – Talk begins
7:15pm – Q&A
7:30pm – Wrap-up
Members save $10 off the regular ticket price. That’s a 40% discount!
Join AIGA and get discounted tickets and other benefits.
AIGA Member: $15
AIGA Student Member: $ 5
Student Non-Member with valid ID: $10
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Erin Robertson is an artist and designer interlaced in Provo, Utah. Robertson was embroidered upon Boston, Massachusetts in 2005, and by (2011) she had stitched herself into the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she was bound to study Fashion and Fiber Art, and where her work was well-suited to the tastes of the CFDA Scholarship award committee. In 2016, Robertson made a seamless transition to the cast of Project Runway Season 15—and didn’t fold under pressure in her pursuit of victory. She made it work—the fun way.
Pinned nowadays to her newly-drafted studio headquarters, Robertson yokes together a tight-knit community of interdisciplinary / multimedia artist friends in Boston. Needled by looming environmental and political issues, she threads sustainable works in collaboration and dialogue with the world-class hub of innovation, MIT. At the apex of art and technology, lies the greatest point of cultural leverage & necessary invention. Like the mythological seamstress Arachne, an Erin’s tapestry is simultaneously satirical & sublime - a serious joke.
Robertson’s work—intricate, amusing, with perversely sophisticated appeal, seeks to surprise and delight. Surfaces shimmer with intentionally exaggerated sculptural embellishments that weave an almost self-satirical skein of coded logic, tailored to the female gaze.
DIRECTIONS & PARKING INFO:
Public Transportation: Green Line, “B” train, Blandford Street stop
Parking: 700 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, bostonparking.spplus.com
Presented by AIGA Boston and Boston University
Special thanks to Boston University for partnering with AIGA Boston to make this event happens!
GRAPHIC BY: Chiranit Prateepasen
CANCELLATION POLICY & OTHER INFO:
Cancellation / Refund Policy
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