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Carolina Caycedo: How Legacy Structures Determine Our Reality

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ID’s Action Lab Perspectives series premieres with artist Carolina Caycedo hosted by ID Faculty Carlos Teixeira.

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To premiere ID’s Action Lab Perspectives series, artist Carolina Caycedo presents her approach to artmaking and its relevance to design and changemaking, followed by a conversation and Q+A with Action Lab director Carlos Teixeira and an ID student. MCA curator Carla Acevedo-Yates describes Carolina Caycedo’s work as “loaded with intention” and “expanding the artistic canon.” With a focus on decolonization, sustainability, and justice, Carolina uses facilitation and participatory processes to reveal the effects of legacy structures and systems in determining our reality, and demonstrates how we can leverage networks and relationships to build more responsible and cooperative futures. Caycedo’s exhibition, From the Bottom of the River, is at the MCA Chicago until August 8.

This event is produced in partnership with the MCA Chicago.

About the Action Lab Perspectives Series

As experts from diverse traditions, Action Lab speakers present different ways of knowing and understanding contemporary issues. These perspectives contribute to producing the new, actionable knowledge coming out of the Action Lab.

About the Action Lab

Leveraging ID's expertise in systems design and human-centered design, the Action Lab undertakes a specific challenge (e.g., sustainable development, equitable healthcare, just policymaking) and creates a consortium that works cooperatively to produce new, actionable knowledge to address that challenge. By bringing communities, stakeholders, and experts together, we synthesize shared value solutions to maximize collective action and acceptance.

About IIT Institute of Design (ID)

IIT Institute of Design (ID) builds responsible, cooperative, intelligent futures. Founded by László Moholy-Nagy as The New Bauhaus in 1937, ID is known for pioneering human-centered design and systems design. With the only design school in the US devoted completely to graduate students, ID offers an expansive approach to design education for the 21st century and beyond. But ID is more than a graduate school. ID is an international community of learners and practitioners who embrace complexity and drive impactful change by eliciting a power unique to humans: creativity. Powered by optimism, our inspiring and supportive community uses empathy, logic, and collaboration to move design ever forward and address the biggest issues of our time.

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