Design Incubation Fellowship 2020

Thursday, June 4 – Saturday June 6, 2020.
A three-day virtual workshop facilitating academic writing and publishing for designers.

The 2020 Design Incubation Fellowship Workshop will include sessions by Maggie Taft, Founding Director of the Haddon Avenue Writing Institute; Jilly Traganou, PhD, Editor of Design and Culture; Louise Baird-Smith, Commissioning Editor – Design and Photography Bloomsbury Visual Arts; Robin Landa, Distinguished Professor, Kean University; and Andrew Shea, author of Designing for Social Change: Strategies for Community-Based Design. Aaris Sherin is director of the Design Incubation Fellowship program.

Fellows 2020

Penina Acayo
Assistant Professor
Washington University in St. Louis

Erin Beckloff
Assistant Professor
Miami University Ohio

Diana Duque
Independent researcher, Writer, Designer
MA Design Studies

Jeff Kasper
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Xinyi Li
Assistant Professor
Pratt Institute

Andrea Marks
Professor
Oregon State University

Sarah Martin
Assistant Professor
Indiana University

Kimmie Parker
Assistant Professor
Oakland University

Ali Place
Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas

Sarah Rutherford
Assistant Professor
Cleveland State University

Ruth Schmidt
Associate Professor
Institute of Design
Illinois Institute Technology

Johnathon Strube
Assistant Professor
University of Nebraska Omaha

Augusta Toppins
Associate Professor
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Kelly Walters
Assistant Professor
Parsons School of Design, The New School

Derek Witucki
Lecturer
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Schedule

Day 1
Thursday, June 4, 2020

9:00am–10:00am Introductions + icebreaker
10:00am–11:00am Exercise: What, why and how we write
11:00am–11:20am Mini Break
11:20am–12:30pm Presentation: Where writing meets publishing
Aaris Sherin
12:30pm–1:30pm Lunch on your own
12:30pm-5:00pm Workshop: Editing and providing feedback
Maggie Taft

Day 2
Friday June 5, 2020

9:00am–10:00am Live Q&A: Submitting a Book Proposal/Manuscript  
Louise Baird-Smith
Commissioning Editor – Design and Photography Bloomsbury Visual Arts
10:00am–12:30pm Group Exercise: Review and Feedback: Working drafts
12:30pm–1:30pm Lunch and Learn: (optional) Tenure and promotion discussion
1:30pm–2:30pm Presentation: The writing process, feedback and being a creative maker
Andrew Shea
2:30pm–3:30pm Live Q&A: Submitting a Journal Article
Jilly Traganou, PhD
Editor of Design and Culture
3:30pm–3:45pm Mini Break
3:45pm –5:30pm Group Exercise: Review and Feedback: Working drafts

Day 3
Saturday, June 6, 2020

9:00am–10:00am Presentation: A Life in Writing: Contracts, Agents and monetary consideration
Robin Landa
Distinguished Professor
Kean University
Author over twenty books
10:00am–12:30pm Group Exercise: Timelines and next steps
12:30pm–1:30pm Lunch on your own
1:30pm–2:30pm Live Q&A with past DI Fellows
3:00pm–4:00pm Group Exercise: Creating a plan for peer support
4:00pm–5:00pm Sharing Session / Wrap Up

Please note: This schedule is tentative and is subject to change