Catalyzing Sustainability Through Art and Design: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, February 17th from 5:30-7:00 -- Woodburn Hall Room 101

Indiana University's Student Sustainability Council and Sustainability Peer Educator Program are hosting a panel discussion on the role that artists and designers can --and should!-- play in catalyzing a culture of sustainability and environmental stewardship. We are excited to host the following expert panelists:

  • Rowland Ricketts - IU Studio Art Faculty Member, Textile Artist, Indigo Farmer, and Dyer
  • Miah Michaelsen - City of Bloomington Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts
  • Jon Racek - Architect, IU Interior Design Area Coordinator, and Lecturer, Founder of Play360
  • Gail Hale - Arts Advocate with Lotus Education and Arts Foundation, Discardia Bloomington, and Trashion//ReFashion ShowPicture

These faculty and community members will first share examples of projects in a wide variety of disciplines and mediums that represent possible intersections of art, design, and sustainability. Then, attendees can join a short breakout discussion with a panelist of their choosing for the chance to start brainstorming real-world solutions for the Bloomington community. Please join us on the 17th, and remember that this is just one of the many exciting events during *SustainIU Week 2015*

Gail Hale works with Tatyana Kuzmina on a large piece for the 2015 Bloomington Trashion Refashion Runway Show Stage. Gail has created and built many of the large art pieces for Bloomington Trashion over the years.