Design Incubation Writing Fellowship 2021

A three-day virtual workshop facilitating academic writing and publishing for designers.

Day 1
Thursday, June 3, 2021

10:00am–11:00amIntroductions + Icebreaker
11:00am–12:00pmLive Q&A: Submitting a Book Proposal/Manuscript with Louise Baird-Smith
12:00pm–12:15pmMini Break
12:15pm–1:30pmExercise: What, Why, and How We Write
1:30pm–2:30pmLunch (on your own)
2:30pm–3:15pmPresentation: Where Writing Meets Publishing
Aaris Sherin
3:15pm – 3:30pmMini Break
3:30pm – 6:30pmWorkshop: How to Think and Talk About Writing
Maggie Taft

Day 2
Friday, June 4, 2021

10:00am–10:30amPart 2 of How to Think and Talk About Writing
Maggie Taft
10:30am–12:45pmGroup Sessions
12:45pm–1:45pmLunch (on your own)
1:45pm–3:30pmGroup Sessions
3:30pm–3:45pmMini Break
3:45pm–4:30pmWriting for Journals with Visible Language
4:30pm –5:30pmPresentation: Public and Academic Scholarship
Liat Berdugo
5:30pm –6:30pmWriting for Journals with Design and Culture

Day 3
Saturday, June 5, 2021

10:00am–11:00amPresentation: A Life in Writing: Contracts, Agents and Monetary Consideration
Robin Landa, Distinguished Professor, Kean University
Author over twenty books
11:00am–1:30pmGroup Sessions
1:30pm–2:30pmLunch (on your own)
2:30pm–4:30pmGroup Sessions
4:30pm–6:00pmSharing Session / Wrap Up
Please note: This schedule is tentative and is subject to change

2021 Design Incubation Fellows

Articles Track

Arlene Brit, Associate Professor, Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lisa Elzey Mercer Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Katie Krcmarik, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, Nebraska

Shreyas Krishnan, Assistant Professor, Washington University. St. Louis, Missouri

Gurkan Maruf Mihci, Assistant Professor, Indiana University–Purdue University. Indianapolis, Indiana and Ph.D. student, Ozyegin University, Istanbul

Omar Sosa-Tzec, Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University. San Francisco, California

Lisa Jayne Willard, Assistant Professor, The University of Tampa. Tampa, Florida

Neil Ward, Associate Professor, Drake University. Des Moines, Iowa

Books Track

Dennis Cheatham, Assistant Professor,Miami University. Oxford, Ohio

Meaghan Dee, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech University. Blacksburg, Virginia

Jessica Jacobs, Associate Professor, Columbia College. Chicago, Illinois

Kyuha Shim, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Ann McDonald, Associate Professor, Northeastern University. Boston, Massachusetts

Reviews Track

Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton, Associate Professor, Southeastern Louisiana University and Vermont College of Fine Arts

Breuna Baine, Associate Professor, Auburn University. Montgomery, Alabama

Maria Smith Bohannon, Assistant Professor, Oakland University. Rochester, Michigan

Erica Holeman, Assistant Professor, University of North Texas. Denton, Texas

Dan Vlahos, Assistant Professor, Merrimack College. North Andover, Massachusetts 

Liat Berdugo, author of The Weaponized Camera in the Middle East, joins the 2021 Design Incubation Fellowship

Please join us in welcoming Liat Berdugo in her role as a fellowship facilitator for the 2021 Design Incubation Fellowship. As a Design Incubation Fellow in 2018, Liat worked on a proposal for her recently published book The Weaponized Camera in the Middle East (Bloomsbury/I.B.Tauris, 2021). Liat brings experience as both a public and academic scholar and has published widely in journals, magazines and other venues. During the 2021 Fellowship, Liat will work with participants who are working on writing and publishing articles.

Liat Berdugo is an assistant professor of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco where she investigates embodiment, labor, and militarization in relation to capitalism, technological utopianism, and the Middle East. Her writing appears in Rhizome, Temporary Art Review, Real Life, Places, and The Institute for Network Cultures, among others. Bergudo’s latest book is The Weaponized Camera in the Middle East (Bloomsbury/I.B.Tauris, 2021). She is one half of the art collective, Anxious to Make, and is the co-founder of the Living Room Light Exchange, a monthly new media art series.

More on The Weaponized Camera in the Middle East

Drawing on unprecedented access to the video archives of B’Tselem, an Israeli NGO that distributes cameras to Palestinians living in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, Liat Berdugo lays out an argument for a visual studies approach to videographic evidence in Israel/Palestine. Using video stills as core material, it discusses the politics of videographic evidence in Israel/Palestine by demonstrating that the conflict is one that has produced an inequality of visual rights. The book highlights visual surveillance and counter-surveillance at the citizen level, how Palestinians originally filmed to “shoot back” at Israelis, who were armed with shooting power via weapons as the occupying force. It also traces how Israeli private citizens began filming back at Palestinians with their own cameras, including personal cell phone cameras, thus creating a simultaneous, echoing counter-surveillance.

Complicating the notion that visual evidence alone can secure justice, the Weaponized Camera in The Middle East asks how what is seen, but also who is seeing, affects how conflicts are visually recorded. Drawing on over 5,000 hours of footage, only a fraction of which is easily accessible to the public domain, this book offers a unique perspective on the strategies and battlegrounds of the Israel/Palestine conflict. More information about Berdugo’s work can be found at www.liatberdugo.com

Design Writing 101: Becoming a Design Writer

An AIGA DEC + Design Incubation Workshop with Robin Landa and Aaris Sherin

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
3:00 pm EST
ZOOM: https://aiga.zoom.us/my/aiga.educators?pwd=bS83N09GTFVodWIzK210Qi9BYWFnQT09

Authors Robin Landa and Aaris Sherin will share their motivation for writing, talk about the importance of precedence and literature reviews, discuss different approaches to design writing, answer questions, and offer advice for new design writers. This event is for design educators who want to incorporate writing into their research agenda. Participants will identify the challenges they face approaching their writing projects.

Robin and Aaris will cite publishers for submissions. Join Robin and Aaris for this workshop as we kick off the first in a series dealing with writing, research and getting published.

Robin Landa, Distinguished Professor in the Michael Graves College at Kean University, facilitates the Design Incubation Fellowship book group and is the author of numerous books, including Graphic Design Solutions, 6e, Advertising by Design, 4e, and Nimble: Thinking Creatively in the Digital Age.

Aaris Sherin, Professor of Graphic Design at St. John’s University in Queens, New York, Director of Fellowships at Design Incubation and is the author of a number of books including her most recent publications Introduction to Graphic Design and Sustainable Thinking: Ethical Approaches to Design and Design Management.

Design Incubation Writing Groups

Two groups, based on scheduling preferences and project type, are open to academics, researchers, and writers working in the field of communication design.

Design Incubation is pleased to announce a Writing Group program for the 2020–21 academic year.

Scholarly writing is an integral part of many design faculty’s research agenda. As designers and writers, we know it can be daunting to sit down in front of a blank screen. Participating in a writing group provides structure, support and feedback. It’s also a way to build accountability into your writing practice.

For a writing group to work, it requires a serious, regular commitment from each member. For this inaugural program, Design Incubation will assemble two groups based on scheduling preferences and project type. Details on the structure and varying levels of commitment for each of the two groups are outlined below. Groups are open to academics, researchers, and writers working in the field of communication design. We will give preference to full-time faculty. (At this time we are not accepting graduate students.) The cost is $55 for the year. Ten spots are available for the 2020/21 academic year.

Each group will have a participant who is the designated Coordinator, responsible for light administrative work, including scheduling meetings; maintaining group accountability goals; and communicating with the Writing Group program DI Chairs to provide updates on group progress and ongoing feedback on the program. Design Incubation will recognize the Coordinators on their website and the position can be used to demonstrate service to an organization at a national level.

Applications will be considered immediately upon submission and they can be submitted through August 5th, 2020 (Due to an overwhelming response, we have closed applications early). Design Incubation will provide official letters of acceptance to allow attendees to request funding from their institutions.

2020–21 Pilot Launch Groups

Each group will set a regular day and time to meet throughout the semester. A fixed meeting time reinforces the notion that your writing practice takes priority and promotes accountability.

Weekly Writing Accountability 

Best for: Faculty, writers, or researchers looking for accountability to establish a writing practice.

Description: The weekly accountability Writing Group will provide a support network for establishing a regular writing practice and help group members set and achieve goals related to writing and/or research. In addition to participating in weekly video conference meetings, members will be responsible for presenting a writing/research plan, maintaining a writing log, and completing readings related to writing. 

1-hour video conference call every week from August 2020–May 2021

Responsibilities:

  • Create a research/writing plan that details your project(s) and timeline(s)
  • Maintain a writing log including dates, times, and activity
  • Complete group-related assignments that may include readings, podcast episodes, or writing exercises

Bi-Weekly Writing Accountability 

Best for: Faculty, writers, or researchers looking for accountability to establish a writing practice but who cannot accommodate weekly meetings.

Description: The bi-weekly accountability Writing Group will provide a support network for establishing a regular writing practice and help group members set and achieve goals related to writing and/or research. In addition to participating in bi-weekly video conference meetings, members will be responsible for presenting a writing/research plan, maintaining a writing log, and completing readings related to writing. 

1-hour video conference call every other week from August 2020–May 2021

Responsibilities:

  • Create a research/writing plan that details your project(s) and timeline(s)
  • Maintain a writing log including dates, times, and activity
  • Complete group-related assignments that may include readings, podcast episodes, or writing exercises

Proviso: If you don’t show up for three meetings in a row, you may be dropped from the group. 

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

Erin Beckloff
Assistant Professor
Miami University Ohio

Diana Duque
Independent researcher, Writer, Designer
MA Design Studies

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

10:00am–11:00am Introductions + icebreaker
11:00am–12:00am Exercise: What, why and how we write
12:00am–12:20pm Mini Break
12:20pm–1:30pm Presentation: Where writing meets publishing
Aaris Sherin
1:30pm–2:30pm Lunch on your own
2:30pm-6:00pm Workshop: Editing and providing feedback
Maggie Taft

Day 2
Friday June 5, 2020

10:00am–11:00am Live Q&A: Submitting a Book Proposal/Manuscript  
Louise Baird-Smith
Commissioning Editor – Design and Photography Bloomsbury Visual Arts
11:00am–1:30pm Group Exercise: Review and Feedback: Working drafts
1:30pm–2:30pm Lunch and Learn: (optional) Tenure and promotion discussion
2:30pm–3:30pm Presentation: The writing process, feedback and being a creative maker
Andrew Shea
3:30pm–4:30pm Live Q&A: Submitting a Journal Article
Jilly Traganou, PhD
Editors of Design and Culture
4:30pm–4:45pm Mini Break
54:45pm –6:30pm Group Exercise: Review and Feedback: Working drafts

Day 3
Saturday, June 6, 2020

10:00am–11:00am Presentation: A Life in Writing: Contracts, Agents and monetary consideration
Robin Landa
Distinguished Professor
Kean University
Author over twenty books
11:00am–1:30pm Group Exercise: Timelines and next steps
1:30pm–2:30pm Lunch on your own
2:30pm–3:30pm Live Q&A with past DI Fellows
4:00pm–5:00pm Group Exercise: Creating a plan for peer support
5:00pm–6:00pm Sharing Session / Wrap Up

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

Introducing the Abstract Writing Wizard of Design Incubation!

A tool to facilitate the writing of an academic abstract.

Do you struggle with composing an academic abstract? Have a great idea for a conference, paper, or other academic submission, but find that you don’t know where to start, or how best to structure your abstract?

Try out the Design Incubation Academic Abstract Outline Wizard. It doesn’t compose a final abstract, but will help you break your ideas down into key components, and it will email you your draft, so you can return to it later, for further development.

Please let us know what you think!

A Day of Writing

Come spend an uninterrupted day working on a writing project.

Quinnipiac University
School of Communications
Room CCE140

October 6th 2019
10:00am –4:00pm

Design Incubation is proud to be able to partner with Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut to offer a Day of Writing. Join long-time author Robin Landa and spend an uninterrupted day working on a writing project of your choice. This event will be held the day after the Design Incubation Colloquium at Quinnipiac University.

Participants will spend the day writing or conducting preliminary work on a writing project. The Day of Writing is open to design faculty and to those working in related fields.

Using the online registration system (see below), applicants should submit a 150-500 word synopsis of the project they intend to work on along with their title and institutional affiliation. The cost is $30 for the day. A total of 12 seats are available for this event.

Optional Event at 9:00am 

Start the day early and get your creative juices flowing with a short hike on Sleeping Giant Tower Trail. Host, writer and fellow hiker Courtney Marchese will lead the group to the stone tower and overlook (3 miles total). The hike starts directly across from the main QU entrance and is rated as “moderate” and appropriate for all skill levels.

Applications will be considered immediately upon submission and they can be submitted through September 30th, 2019. Official letters of acceptance can be provided to allow attendees to request funding from their institutions.

Parking

Parking is available in either the Admissions Visitor Lot or the School of Communications lot. Security will be notified and can help to direct attendees. Both of these lots are on Mount Carmel Ave. across from Sleeping Giant State Park.

Quinnipiac Day of Writing Application Form

Complete the form below and submit online. Payment will be required upon acceptance to secure the seat.
  • 200–500 word description of the writing project.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

The Design Incubation Residency at Haddon Avenue Writing Institute 2019

Rolling acceptances until Sept 30, 2019. Only 14 seats are available for this event.

October 25-27, 2019

Design Incubation is proud to be able to partner with the Haddon Avenue Writing Institute to offer a design-writing residency. This 3-day residency allows researchers and scholars time to work on existing writing projects or to start a new writing project. The residency is open to design faculty and to those working in related fields. It offers participants concentrated time to work on writing projects and the opportunity to take advantage of one-on-one consultations with event facilitator Maggie Taft. Using the online registration system (see below), applicants should submit a CV and a 200-500-word synopsis of the project they intend to work on. The cost is $180 for 3 days. A total of 14 seats are available for this event.

Applications will be considered immediately upon submission and they can be submitted through September 30th, 2019. Official letters of acceptance will be provided to allow attendees to request funding from their institutions.

October 25-27, 2019
Haddon Avenue Writing Institute
2009 W. Haddon Ave, Chicago Illinois

Please note: Housing is not included as part of this residency. Participants are encouraged to stay in Ukrainian Village or a nearby neighborhood though if you choose to stay at a hotel you may have to stay in downtown Chicago as options in the immediate area are limited to Airbnb’s.

The Haddon Avenue Design Writing Residency Schedule:

Friday, October 25th: 10-5

10-11:00: Individual Writing Session

11:00-12:00: Welcome; Goal setting

12:00-1:00: Individual writing session

1:00-2:00: Lunch (bring your own or in the neighborhood)

2:00-5:00: Individual writing session

Saturday, October 26th: 9-5

9-9:30: Goal setting

9:30-12:30: Individual writing session and optional one-on-one strategy sessions by appointment

12:30-1:30: Lunch (bring your own or in the neighborhood)

1:30-2:00: Techniques for overcoming writer’s block, the blinking cursor, and other writing obstacles

2:00-5:00: Individual writing session and optional one-on-one strategy sessions by appointment

Sunday, October 27th: 9-1pm

9-12:00: Individual writing session and optional one-on-one strategy sessions by appointment

12:00-12:30: Group wrap up

12:30-4:00: Open writing (Optional)

CFP — Issue 4: Archives | Full Bleed: A Journal of Art & Design

Deadline: January 1, 2020

CFP Website: https://www.full-bleed.org/submit

Full Bleed, an annual print and online journal of art and design, seeks submissions for its fourth issue, Archives, forthcoming in Spring 2020. In particular, we are looking for submissions that critique, investigate, or rely on archives of various kinds. We seek new writing about artists working with, playing with, re-contextualizing, or elevating archival materials; art/design projects responsive to historical documents; and essays, fictions, and poetry related to the work of archiving.

We would be excited to see submissions that address:

  • The construction of narrative through objects and historical documents.
  • Digital archiving as a subject for rumination.
  • New archives under development.
  • The ethics and politics of archival practices.

Published annually by the Maryland Institute College of Art, Full Bleed is committed to cultivating aesthetic experience and progressive design while furthering understanding of contemporary conditions. We favor criticism that emanates personality and experiments with form, as well as ambitious critical essays on cultural phenomena that are of active concern to living artists and designers. Read past issues at Full-bleed.org.

Design Incubation Fellowship 2019

January 10-12, 2019. New York City. A three-day workshop facilitating academic writing and publishing for designers.

The 2019 Design Incubation Fellowship Workshop will be presented by Maggie Taft, Managing Editor of the journal Design and Culture. Events include sessions with Elizabeth Guffey, Professor of Art and Design at SUNY Purchase and author of Posters: A Global History and Retro: The Culture of Revival; Louise Baird-Smith, Commissioning Editor – Design and Photography Bloomsbury Visual Arts; Robin Landa, Distinguished Professor, Kean University; and Brian James, Assistant Professor St. John’s University and as well as guest appearances by a number of authors and publishers. Aaris Sherin is director of the Design Incubation Fellowship program.

2019 Design Incubation Fellowship

January 10 –12, 2019
St. John’s University’s Manhattan campus

Schedule

Day 1—Thursday, January 10th

Introductions with Hosts
9:30am–10:00am

Dan Wong, Co-founder of Design Incubation and Liz DeLuna, Co-chair Design Incubation.

What, Why and How We Write
10am–12:30am
Lunch break
12:30pm–1:30pm
Writing for Journals: Workshop Session
1:30pm–5:30pm

Maggie Taft
Reviews Editor and former Managing Editor
Design and Culture

Day 2—Friday, January 11th

Book Publishing with Bloomsbury Publishing
9:15am–10:00am 

Louise Baird-Smith
Commissioning Editor – Design and Photography Bloomsbury Visual Arts

Break Out Session / Working Groups
10:00am–12:30pm

Facilitated by Maggie Taft, Robin Landa, and Elizabeth Guffey. Participants will work on drafts of their writing in small groups.

Lunch break
12:30pm–1:30pm
Reviews Writing
1:30pm –2:30pm

Brian James
Assistant Professor
St. John’s University

Break Out Session / Working Groups
2:30pm –5:30pm 

Facilitated by Maggie Taft, Robin Landa, and Elizabeth Guffey

Day 3—Saturday January 12th

Break Out Session / Working Groups
9:00am–12:30pm 

Facilitated by Maggie Taft, Robin Landa and Elizabeth Guffey.

Lunch break
12:30pm–1:30pm
Presentations
1:30pm–2:30pm

Robin Landa
Distinguished Professor
Kean University
Author of over twenty books including Nimble: Creative Thinking in the Digital Age.

Elizabeth Guffey
Professor State University of New York
(SUNY) at Purchase
Author of Posters: A Global Perspective, and Retro: The Culture of Revival and founding editor of Design and Culture.

Sharing Session / Wrap Up
3:00pm–5:00pm
Group Dinner (Optional)
6:00pm–8:00pm

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

2019 Design Incubation Fellows

Noopur Agarwal
Assistant Professor
The University of San Francisco

Leon Butler
Lecturer
Dublin Institute of Technology

Anneke Coppoolse
Assistant Professor
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Jeanne Criscola
Assistant Professor
Central Connecticut State University

Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera
Visiting Faculty
California College of the Arts

Rezan Gassas
Assistant Professor
Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University

Dave Gottwald
Assistant Professor
University of Idaho

Lisa Hammershaimb
Curriculum Designer, Full Time Instructor
Independence University

Christine Hauck
Design Director and Independent Arts Educator

Szilvia Kadas
Assistant Professor
SUNY Cortland

Amy Papaelias
Associate Professor
SUNY New Paltz

Kathy Mueller
Assistant Professor 
Temple University 

Kelly Murdoch-Kitt
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan

Holly Tienken
Assistant Professor
Kutztown University

Greg Turner-Rahman
Associate Professor
University of Idaho

Local Lunch and Coffee Spots

Starbucks
13-25 Astor Pl, New York, NY 10003

Pret A Manger
1 Astor Pl, New York, NY 10003

Le Petite Parisien – Sandwiches / Baguettes
32 E 7th St
New York, NY 10003

Mamoun’s Falafel – Middle Eastern
30 St Marks Pl
New York, NY 10003

V-Spot – Vegan / with Gluten Free options
12 Saint Marks Pl
New York, NY 10003

Bluestone Lane (coffee shop)
51 Astor Pl, New York, NY 10003
(just downstairs in the same building as SJU)

Chopt Creative Salad Co.
51 Astor Pl, New York, NY 10003
(just downstairs in the same building as SJU)

Many tasty Ramen and Sushi places on St. Marks between 2nd and 3rd Ave.