Workshops & Presentations – Cara Michell

Toast (Restaurant POS System) Kickoff 2023 | Thrive Workshop | March 8, 2023

Mỹ Tâm H. Nguyễn: “Secret to life: do inspiring things with the people who inspire you. Last week on International Women’s Day, Terrance McKinney invited Professor Cara Michell and me to speak with 700+  Toast colleagues about career transitions and growth…and after Padma Lakshmi.”

NEW INC Open House: Year 10 | February 23, 2023

NEW INC’s annual Open House was hybrid for the first time ever! Prospective applicants, hear about what it is like to participate in our program. Hear from the NEW INC team and spend some time with some of our Y9 Members Cara Michell (Collective Abundance), Roopa Vasudevan (Art & Code), and Gabriella Garcia and Livia Foldes of Decoding Stigma (Future Memory)!

New Museum Community Day | December 3, 2022

We’re excited to welcome neighbors and friends with FREE admission for a December edition of Community Day at the New Museum! Activities will be led by NEW INC member Cara Michell and Think!Chinatown exhibition artist Alison Kuo.

Leventhal Map and Education Center, “Soft City” Opening Reception | December 1, 2022

Artist talk with Amanda Ugorji and Sophie Chen moderated by Cara Michell.

MoMA PS1 Participatory Mapping Workshop | August 27, 2022

As part of Courtyard Coalition’s activation in Homeroom, artist and urban planner Cara Michell leads an interactive mapping workshop. Participants are invited to contribute to a series of community-archived maps of Long Island City’s past, present, and future. Come prepared with stories about neighborhood heroes, local tips, and gathering places in Long Island City that you wish more people knew about. Michell, who designed the map at the center of the Homeroom activation, will discuss the process of participatory mapping and its role in shaping public space. Following the workshop, the collaborative map will remain on display in Homeroom for future visitors to explore.

Meet the Designers | Cooper Hewitt Design Career Fair 2020

Learn about the many shapes design careers can take from National Design Award winners and guest designers at the virtual Design Career Fair. Get to know peers and hear stories about designers’ paths to success in small breakout groups… Cara Michell is an urban planner at WXY Studio. With a background in studio art and sculpture, Cara continues to produce visual artwork and writing that highlights the structural inequalities and institutionalized racism that are perpetuated by the urban design field. She is a co-founder of Harvard’s biennial Black in Design Conference.

Designing Black Futures | Boston University Art Galleries | February 12th, 2017

Join us for the first event with one of our Occupant Residents Intelligent Mischief for a conversation with: John Jennings / Harvard University Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellow / / Ken Bailey / Principal, Design Studio for Social Intervention / / Cara Michell / Co-Chair, Harvard Black in Design Conference / … Sharing images and reflections on their work, these three artists and designers will discuss the nature of black futurity and the use of art, design, and culture to shift the social realities of black folks.

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